Spain have thumped USA 4-0 in their glamour friendly at Foxboro.
The United States, missing the likes of Landon Donovan and Carlos Bocanegra as they played only three days before launching their Gold Cup campaign, looked overawed in the early stages as Spain piled forward.
Chelsea fans will be delighted hearing Torres found the back of the net.
Having been slipped in beyond the last man, he hesitated, allowing Howard to close the angle, before his chipped shot went wide.
There were flashes for the United States, with Clint Dempsey's shot deflected wide for a corner from which Tim Ream headed wide.
Chris Wondolowski was beginning to cause problems for the Spanish defence but it was the visitors who struck with Torres this time showing quick feet to poke home after being released by Borja Valero.