Inter Miami signed the Panamanian National Team captain, two-time MLS Cup champion and three-time Western Conference winner Román Torres. In December 2019.
The center back previously spent five years with the Seattle Sounders FC. Torres played a key role in the Sounders’ MLS success, leading them to the 2016 and 2019 MLS Cup titles as well as the 2017 MLS Western Conference championship. Torres started in the Sounders’ three MLS Cup finals and scored the championship-winning penalty in the 2016 MLS Cup penalties. The Panamanian registered over 6,000 minutes with Seattle, appearing in 83 games - including 14 playoff matches, three Concacaf Champions League games and 66 MLS regular season fixtures.
Torres was also the Panamanian National Team captain for the past five years. Under his leadership and thanks to his 88th minute winner against Costa Rica in the last qualifying game on Oct. 10, 2017, Panama qualified to their first-ever FIFA World Cup in 2018. Torres then captained and played every minute of Panama’s historic World Cup appearance. The defender also featured in the 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019 Concacaf Gold Cups. The center back was also a member of the Panamanian squads that won the 2009 Copa Centroamericana and that finished as runners-up in the 2007 edition. After debuting in 2005, Torres recorded a total of 119 appearances with the senior national team, scored two goals and added two assists.
Torres has been named to the Concacaf Best XI, as one of the best players in the region, in 2015 and 2017.