Roman Torres may have only been with the Seattle Sounders for about a month when he went down with a season-ending injury, but he apparently made a strong enough impression that the team trotted out this banner before the match. Never before had the Sounders done anything like that.
Before #VANvSEA, your #Sounders honored injured teammate @romantorres05. pic.twitter.com/UNEjUNa5vF— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) September 19, 2015
Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said the idea for the banner came from the players and he simply signed off on the gesture.
Similarly, ECS had a banner supporting Torres. Loosely translated it reads: "You will return stronger than ever."
And a lot of for #Sounders defender @romantorres05 from the traveling support. You guys are the best. #VANvSEA pic.twitter.com/zmkYoJvuA7— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC) September 19, 2015