TULSA – Roman Torres is set to return for his second season with Tulsa Athletic, as he is the first announced signing for the green and yellow for the 2024 season.
Torres, a Dallas native, was a key member of the club in 2023 as he helped Tulsa Athletic win the NPSL National Championship and advance to the third round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Across all competition, Torres made 10 starts and played 896 minutes in the midfield for Tulsa Athletic in 2023.
“It feels amazing to be back for another season,” Torres said. “I can’t wait to get back to Tulsa and get back to it. We have a strong core and everyone fights for each other so another National Championship is the goal this season.”
In his first appearance in the green and yellow, Torres’ free kick led to the game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory over FC Tulsa in the second round of the US Open Cup. KB Harris scored the goal on a header off the free kick with Torres earning the assist. He went all 90 minutes in the Tulsa Derby. For the USOC, Torres made two starts against FC Tulsa and Sporting Kansas City.
During the NPSL season, Torres appeared in eight contests, including six playoff games. In his first NPSL game, Torres scored the game-winning goal against Kansas City Sol. For the NPSL season, Torres totaled eight starts and played 724 minutes.
“Every year after the season, we look back at who we could’ve possibly added that would’ve put us over the top,” Tulsa Athletic co-owner Sonny Dalesandro said. “This year we re-added Roman late, and he was massive. Dynamic player with a great engine. Adding him for 2024 is very exciting for the club.”
In his collegiate career, Torres recently completed his freshman season at Iowa Western where he played 12 games and totaled four goals and two assists. Torres committed to play at Creighton for the 2024 season.
Tulsa Athletic opens the 2024 campaign in the First Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup set for March 19-21. First round matchups will be announced at a later date.
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