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Montero Wants to Use MLS as Spring-Board

  • SI.com, Monday, April 20, 2009 2:45 PM
Fredy Montero, the 21-year-old Colombian striker playing for FC Seattle Sounders on loan from Deportivo Cali, has dazzled defenses early in the season, scoring three goals in his first four appearances.

Montero suggests that playing in the MLS will help him grow as a player: "This will be important for me and my career and my future. The rhythm is completely different. I've had to adjust. The soccer here is more physical, fast and intense. [In Colombia] they have more touch, more technique and it's slower."

Montero has big career goals, and he believes playing for the Sounders can help him achieve them. "I'd like to play internationally for Colombia, and also on a club in Europe," Montero told Andrea Canales. "I think the change and learning to play against different styles here will help me get there."

 

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