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Better than Cowell or Pepi: the historical record that Christian Torres broke by scoring his first goal of his career

The 16 years old scored for LAFC and broke an historical record at the league.

Torres scored his first goal of his career.
Torres scored his first goal of his career.

Christian Torres had a dreamed night on Monday night, when he scored his first goal of his career. The wonder kid played just 15 minutes after jumping off the bench and gave LAFC the equalizer against Portland Timbers in a very hard and tough game. In his sixth game, he managed to score, breaking an historical record.

With just 16 years and 186 days, the young star born in California transformed himself in the youngest goalscorer ever in MLS history. To make the record, he has beaten other top young players who, as well this season, netted soon in their careers: Cade Cowell (16 years, 320 days), Ricardo Pepi (17 years, 58 days) and Caden Clark (17 years, 136 days).

Future seems to be bright for Torres and his record companions, who scored very early their first goal and are now trying to make their place in their first teams. Torres, homegrown who signed his contract with LAFC on July, has now completed 128 minuted in the field with one goal scored as a result.


His presence was due to the absence of the international starts of LAFC, both Uruguayan Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez, who played in the international break with their national teams. With his chance, Torres didn't miss it and gave his team a key draw in the end of the regular season.

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