UPDATE (Jan. 20): At MLS Media Day Torres confirms that he and the team are working on an extension.
Next up, @romantorres05 when asked about whether he wants to stay in the league for a long time: "We’re close to finishing a new contract with Seattle, and God willing I’ll be able to stay here in MLS for many more years."— Alicia Rose DelGallo (@OSAliciaD) January 20, 2018
Roman Torres is reportedly “very close” to signing a contract extension with the Seattle Sounders, according to a report by Seattle-based journalist Niko Moreno. The extension would apparently keep the 31-year-old in Rave Green for at least a couple more years.
Im told by a source, that Román Torres is very close to signing a contract extension with the Seattle Sounders at least through 2020 (Not official). Sounds like one of the best players in CONCACAF will be helping the Rave Green win a few more trophies.— Niko Moreno (@ELROLONW) January 19, 2018
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After a slow start in which his fitness was called into question, Torres finished the season strong, helping to lead the Sounders to a second straight MLS Cup Final. Over his last 16 starts (including playoffs), the Sounders allowed just seven goals and went 9-2-5. He also contributed a pair of late-game assists that allowed the Sounders to pull out points against the Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy.
In addition to his strong defensive play with the Sounders, Torres also became a hero in his native Panama. His last-minute goal against Costa Rica allowed Panama to clinch its first-ever World Cup berth.
The extension would also likely put to rest rumors of a transfer back to Colombian powerhouse Millonarios, who various outlets have reported were interested in bringing Torres back.