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Report: D.C. United interested in Gabriel Torres?

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The Black-and-Red have been attached to a slightly intriguing name.

An interesting report from Panama reporter Jose Miguel Dominguez caught our eye today, hinting that former Colorado Rapids player Gabriel Torres may come back to MLS, and possibly to D.C. United.

Let's go with what we know about Torres. The 27 year-old forward from Panama had his option declined by Colorado at the end of last year, his first when he no longer qualified at Designated Player money. He is currently playing with Zamora FC in the First Division of Venezuela, where La Furia Llanera are at the top of the table and Torres is at tied atop the Golden Boot table for his club, and for country, was recently named to the preliminary squad for "Los Canaleros" in this summer's Copa America.

Now let's go with some things at face value. The reports mentions Torres has offers in Brazil with Fluminese, an unnamed club in the Bundesliga in Germany (who is apparently checking daily on him according to the article), and with Orlando City in MLS. I'm not sure how Fluminese would fit with Gaby, though OCSC has Kaka, Cyle LarinKevin Molino and Pedro Ribeiro who could provide a punch offensively and thus, a player like Torres would presumably be unnecessary (and expensive, considering the salary crunch OCSC is currently under).

It would seem to fit for D.C. in the sense that they need a younger center forward (Torres could also play attacking midfield and occasionally on the right side of midfield), and Torres would fit the Dave Kasper/Ben Olsen behavior of acquiring players with MLS experience at a presumed lower cost. The only question would remain what the other move would have to be for the signing to happen; D.C. would need to free up a roster and international roster spot for this to occur, and OCSC is in desperate shape on international spots. Gaby could very well be off to Brazil or Germany, or not, but he has some things to consider, and this may be worth paying attention to.

(Special Thanks to Daniel Boniface.)