January 29, 2017
STAYING WITH THE FLOCK
Indy Eleven re-signs former Mexico national teamer Gerardo Torrado
INDIANAPOLIS -- Mexican midfielder Gerardo “El Borrego” Torrado has re-signed with the Indy Eleven, the team announced Thursday.
Torrado, 37, joined Indy in June and totaled one assist in 18 games, including a 75-minute stint in the NASL final, Indy losing to the New York Cosmos on penalty kicks after playing to a 0-0 draw.
“Gerardo’s experience in the game is unmatched by any player in the NASL, and every teammate will gain from his calm on the ball and his knowledge of situational play,” Indy coach Tim Hankinson said. “Having Gerardo around for a full preseason will allow him to provide an even greater impact starting with the Spring Season and lasting throughout the year.”
This will mark Torrado’s 20th professional season, highlighted by a 10-year captaincy for Cruz Azul (2005-2016). Torrado played for the Mexican national team from 1999-2013, making 12 of his 146 senior appearances (second in team history) during the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.