"It'd be really nice to give these people something to be proud of, for Torreon to be put on the global scale for something other than negativity or violence," said Herculez Gomez, the American striker and the team's top scorer. "They live, they eat, they breath this team out here."
"I was definitely worried coming in," he said. "You fear what you don't know. I'd heard great things about the club, that they were a top-notch club, very professional; very new-age as far as Mexican football goes. I came and that's exactly what I saw."