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Updated Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Fredy Montero comes to embrace MLS (Monday links)

Joshua Mayers

The Kick Off on MLSsoccer.com posted an interesting interview Fredy Montero did recently with a Colombian newspaper. Be sure to check it out.

Montero discusses a number of things including his new contract (two years with an option at the end), his rights (35-percent is still owned by Deportivo Cali), hopes of getting a national team call-up and more.

What has caught a lot of people's attention was Montero's response to being asked if he expected to still be MLS at this stage.

The gist of what I've seen in a few translations is that Montero said he initially didn't see himself staying in the league for this long, and at first he looked at coming here as a chance to showcase himself. He has since come to realize that there is a future in MLS. He said the Sounders have turned down several offers for him, and that's something he's proud of. He added he's always thinking about the future but finds it hard to picture things being better elsewhere.

Let's get to some links:

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--- Here's a look at Alex Morgan's incredibly productive start with the U.S. women's national team.

--- Philadelphia Union defender Gabriel Farfan will be suspended for Saturday's game in Seattle for his dangerous tackle a couple games ago against Chivas USA's James Riley.

--- Chris Birchall has indicated on Twitter that he could be coming back to MLS. Elsewhere, Colorado gave midfielder Jeff Larentowicz a new deal and here's a look at San Jose lightning rod Steven Lenhart, who was named MLS Player of the Week today.

--- Not entirely sure what ESPNFC is, but here's the press release.

--- The FA is looking at hiring Roy Hodgson as the next manager of the English national team?


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