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Perhaps the most important member of Mexico's midfield, Torrado has both offensive and defensive responsibilities going into his third consecutive World Cup. His ability to transition Mexico from defense to offense is a major part of the team's tactics. He also adds veteran leadership for a side boasting some of the best young talent in Mexican soccer history. Torrado made his national team debut in 1999 and has amassed 107 appearances with six goals, helping the team to the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup and two CONCACAF Gold Cups (2003, 2009). He helped Mexico to last year's Gold Cup title by scoring the opening tally in a 5-0 win over the United States in the final. While Torrado has become a fixture in the Mexican midfield and has won the domestic league's award for Best Defensive Midfielder four times, he's also one of the few to excel in Europe. He parlayed a strong performance at the 2002 World Cup into a transfer to Sevilla of Spain's La Liga before joining Racing Santander. He returned to Mexico in 2005, signing with Cruz Azul and becoming a staple in its lineup as the captain.
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