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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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So what can we take away from all of this? I don’t know.

Transfers can be a complete crapshoot. How a player adapts to new situations, especially really young players, is almost impossible to predict. I will say, Torres feels a lot closer to Diego Rossi than Barco or Rodriguez. He’s not just a prospect who’s shown flashes, he was legitimately the best player on the best team in the league.

Just by looking at Peñarol Twitter, you can tell how important and impactful a player he was in Uruguay. That makes me confident that he can become a legitimate superstar in this league. He was a proven talent and with the guidance of Oscar Pareja and veteran leaders like Mauricio Pereyra and Junior Urso, this is a really exciting transfer both for Orlando City and Facundo Torres.

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