Phoenix Rising FC announced today it has acquired Gabriel Torres from FC Tulsa for the remainder the 2022 season with a club option to retain the left back for the 2023 season.
“Gabi is a very talented player,” said Rising head coach Juan Guerra. “His technical ability and speed fit well with our game model and style of play. His mindset and hunger will be an asset to the club in the final stretch of this season.”
Torres, 26, has appeared in 23 regular season matches for FC Tulsa this year. He is the team-leader in assists (4) and ranks second with 127 duels won in 18 starts. Torres joined FC Tulsa in January after two seasons with Hartford Athletic. The left back registered five assists and 24 chances created for Hartford in 29 appearances during the 2021 season.
Prior to joining the Athletic, Torres played collegiately at the University of the District of Columbia (ECC). He recorded 34 goals and 21 assists in 55 appearances. During this time, he also competed in USL League Two for The Villages SC, where he earned League Two All-League and All-Southern Conference honors.
Transaction: Rising acquires Gabriel Torres from FC Tulsa
Name: Gabriel Torres
DOB: August 1, 1996 (26)
Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Previous Club: Hartford Athletic
College: University of the District of Columbia