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March 12, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Conociendo a Jhon Kennedy Hurtado

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(Photo from Deportivo Cali Web site)

Translation: Getting to know (Sounders FC defender) Jhon Kennedy Hurtado. Here’s a transcription of some of our conversation.

Hablé con él esta semana sobre varias cosas como la música salsa de su pátria Colombia (Nos gusta a Oscar D’Leon y Grupo Galé) y su lugar con el equipo en Seattle.

I spoke to him this week about various things, like salsa music from his native Colombia (we both like Oscar D’Leon and Grupo Gale) and his place on the team in Seattle.

Pregunta: ¿Que piensa de todo esto, de estar con ese equipo y jugando en Seattle. Es un gran cambio que no?

“Si, si es un gran cambio pero muy contento y feliz. Gracias a Díos me brinda esa oportunidad.”

Question: What do you think of all this, being here with this team and playing in Seattle. It’s a big change, right?

Hurtado: “Yes, yes it’s a big change but I’m very content and happy. Thank God for providing me the oppportunity.”

Pregunta: Es un place reunir con Fredy Montero?

“Claro. No solo con Fredy Montero. Tambien esta Alonso, Kasey, Ljungberg…bueno y el resto de mis compañeros que ya irí a aprender los nombres. Muy contento. Es un grupo esepcional, feliz…y bueno, esperando pues que ese alegria se transmita en el terreno de juego.”

Question: It is nice to reunite with Fredy Montero?

Hurtado: “Of course. Not only with Fredy Montero. Also [Osvaldo] Alonso is here, Kasey [Keller], [Freddie] Ljungberg … and the rest of my teammates that I will learn the names of. Very happy. It’s an exceptional group, happy, and well, hoping that this feeling transmits to the playing field.”

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