I remember the first word I ever heard Fredy Montero say: “Frio.”
That came when he was asked his first impressions of Seattle.
And I heard similar today with first words from new Sounder Mauro Rosales — though, in English: “It’s too cold for Latin players.”
Here’s more from Rosales’ first interview with the local media after training today at Starfire:
On coming to MLS) It was not difficult to have a decision to join. I was watching MLS soccer and it’s great. It’s growing up year by year, and when I had a chance to come to a big team as Seattle Sounders I had no doubt this was a great opportunity to come here. I’m enjoying this moment and I will try to do my best.
On his own game) My favorite position is on the right side – the middle for right side – but I can play many positions and forward – always attacking. I have 30 years old, and I have a lot of teams in my career and good moments. I want to say that this is new: Seattle Sounders – and I will try to do everything this is possible for me to have a great team here, to become champion if it is possible, because this team is working hard to do that.
On leaving River Plate) I was there for three years. I had a good time. I become champion. And I wanted to change area. I wanted to go to somewhere else.
On wearing the No. 10 jersey) The No. 7 is what I use a lot. It was with James Riley. If I have to take a number it was like 38 or something like that. This was available and they give to me. There’s nothing important with No. 10. I play the last 10 years with the No. 7, and when I come here it was wirh James Riley, and I don’t have anything to say to Riley. That’s OK.