Rising junior midfielder Paul Torres has left the University of Maryland’s soccer team to attempt to play soccer professionally, according to UMTerps.
Torres started seven games for the Terps last year, and six during his freshman season. In 40 total games, the Caracas, Venezuela native who went to Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md. scored five goals with five assists.
During his freshman season, he played forward and attacking midfield, but transitioned to a midfield role before his sophomore season. At Whitman, he was a two-time All-Met player.
Torres was a part of DC United’s Youth Academy, and will be viewed as a homegrown player by the MLS, which means DC United can sign him directly before the MLS Draft. United used this same policy to sign former Terp central defender Ethan White, who has performed very well in his time in the MLS so far.
We wish Torres the best in his professional pursuits.