Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Sounders defender Seatlle US, Román Torres said he will abide by the sanctions that were imposed by Major League Soccer (MLS) who suspended him for the next 10 games after testing positive for a drug test.
Panamanian nicknamed "Mazinger" said a statement accepting the "adverse analysis" denotes the presence of a banned substance to enhance athletic performance, but he said that throughout his career has "ruled respected fair play".
My "intention has never been taking banned substances to improve my athletic performance", He also added the defense of the Panama national football team with which debuted in 2005
As part of the sanctions that are valid until the end of September next, Torres will not receive the 20% of their annual salary, and may not participate in team training, or use the sports facilities.
"Although I never intended to go against the policies of substances banned from Major League Soccer, unfortunately I find in this difficult situation, and I have to accept the consequences ", said the central defender.
Román Torres, of 33 years, which debuted in professional football in 2004 in the late Chepo team of local football league Panama, He entered the Seatles Sounders 2015, after a distinguished career in his country, and Colombia.
In 2016 He stood out as the Latin player of the year in MLS.
In 2018 He was also part of the selection of Panama who participated in the World Cup Russia where he faced Belgium, England and Tunisia, winless.