It's rather amazing to those from the outside, and the inside, of the Philadelphia Union, but Roger Torres has only seen 10 minutes of playing time during the 2013 Major League Soccer season.
Torres is one of two players who are not loaned, not Bakary Soumare and not goalkeepers to log less than 29 minutes this season. To add fuel to the criticism fire that has flamed up from the Union fanbase about the lack of creativity when it comes to team selection, head coach John Hackworth left Torres out of today's gameday 18 as a healthy scratch.
Perhaps the craziest part of the entire situation with Torres not playing is that, at only 10 minutes on the field this year, he's lagging behind Toni Stahl, David Myrie and Shavar Thomas from 2010.
"david myrie, toni stahl, and shavar thomas saw more time in 2010 with the union than roger torres has in 2013" - @mk_27 / MK Rogers
Stahl was sent off after only 41 minutes for receiving two cautions in the first half of the Union's first ever game. Myrie started that game and was released by Philadelphia shortly thereafter, while Thomas was traded to the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City) for two SuperDraft second rounders.
Hackworth chose to go with his preferred midfield of Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan, Keon Daniel and Danny Cruz instead of Torres and also Kleberson, the recently acquired Designated Player.