Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Photo Credit: NWSL
About Taryn Torres:
Sky Blue FC drafted Taryn Torres’s rights in 2021 college draft. Taryn elected to return to college, taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility afforded by NCAA Covid rules. Torres had a successful season at UVA and played with the Gotham FC reserves in the summer.
The 5'6 Virginia holding midfielder from Frisco, TX is a durable player that started all 23 games this season. Recording 3 goals and 2 assists. Torres, was a youth national team standout as a member of the women’s U15, U17, U19 and U20 National Team.
A lot of comparisons can be made between Torres and Allie Long. Both like to get on the ball and methodically dictate the tempo and pace of the game. As noted by fellow UVA standout Ordoñez: "I always say that she's part of the backbone of our team," "Everything moving up and down the field, everything goes through her first and she's really good at controlling the pace."
Expectations: The heir apparent in the deepest pool of holding midfielders in the league. Allie Long is the lynchpin, starting every game but one last season due to card accumulation. McCall Zerboni and Jennifer Cudjoe both are capable 6’s. Expect more rotation from coach Parkinson this season than under previous coach. Barring injury, we shouldn’t expect to see much of Taryn this season. However, Taryn has as high a ceiling as any young player and to be able to learn from those aforementioned players will be invaluable. Could be a future National team regular.
Highlights: #10 1:35 seconds in. Taryn makes her way to the top of the box. Has a good first touch and scores a great goal from distance showing a solid left foot and awareness of space. Has also an assist on a earlier great goal.
Exclusive: We spoke to Gotham FC Assistant coach Becki Tweed:
Taryn's great! We obviously watched her a bunch last year. We watched her in U-20 and in college games. We played UVA in preseason. She came in for the summer and played with the reserves. She got a doubled-up schedule. She came in and trained with the first team. She just grew as she went on over the over the month. She looked like she loved every minute of it. We're excited about having a young player that while she's young, she plays like she's got experience.
Our interview with Taryn Torres:
Read more: Jenna Tonelli's of Nets Republic, interview of Taryn here: