NEW YORK – Former Mexican national team star Gerardo Torrado scored his first two North American Soccer League goals in the span of four minutes to help Indy Eleven earn a road point against the Cosmos Saturday night.
The veteran midfielder’s role in the 3-3 draw has earned him NASL player of the week honors, the league announced Monday.
Torrado, who is tied for second all-time in appearances (146) for El Tri, opened the scoring with a beautiful curled effort in the 10th minute. The goal was Torrado’s first in 32 career appearances for Indy.
Four minutes later, Torrado fired home his second goal. Forward Eamon Zayed laid the ball off for the Mexico City native, who blasted a shot past a helpless Jimmy Maurer to double Indy’s lead.
The 38-year-old midfielder is known more for his passing and defensive capabilities, only scoring 12 league goals during his 11-year stay with Liga MX side Cruz Azul.
Indy returns home to welcome Jacksonville Armada FC to Carroll Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.