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Comparing Facundo Torres to Other Big MLS Signings

Christopher Adams
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Facundo Torres of Peñaraol fights for the ball with Rómulo Otero of Corinthians during a match between Corinthians and Peñarol as part of Group E of Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2021 at Arena Corinthians on April 29, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - APRIL 29: Facundo Torres of Peñaraol fights for the ball with Rómulo Otero of Corinthians during a match between Corinthians and Peñarol as part of Group E of Copa CONMEBOL Sudamericana 2021 at Arena Corinthians on April 29, 2021 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images) /
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Orlando’s new star man Facundo Torres is a record-breaking signing that sets a new standard for how things will be done at Orlando City. This deal took weeks to finally get over the line, but now it’s done and there’s a new superstar in the City Beautiful.

When looking at this move, and more importantly what to expect from Torres, it could be valuable to look at similar transfers in recent MLS seasons. Let’s look today at how three other South American stars fared before making the jump stateside.

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