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Panama star Gabriel Torres becomes first Colorado Rapids DP

Colorado Rapids have signed Gabriel Torres from Panamanian club San Francisco.

Torres becomes the Rapids' first Designated Player.

"I'm happy to join the Colorado Rapids, and I will give my all to this club," Torres said in a statement on Thursday. "Coach [Oscar Pareja] has had confidence in me from the beginning. He told me about the team and the project, and that got my attention. It's why I'm here, looking to do the right things. I'll give my best to this organization and look to score many goals to help us win games."

"Signing Gabriel Torres as our club's first Designated Player is a historic moment, but it's most exciting because he's the right player to help this team win," Bravo said in a statement. "We want to thank the senior management at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and Stan Kroenke for their support in bringing Torres to Colorado. We're excited for him to join the squad."

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