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Player Profile: Jhon Kennedy Hurtado

He is not Zoro, nor the "Man in Black" he is merely el Presidente, the man you rated 9th most important in 2012.

Otto Greule Jr

If you were to graph Jhon Kennedy Hurtado's career arc with the Seattle Sounders it would be a big U. The one time finalist for Defender of the Year and MLS All-Star may just be on his way back to that level.

#9 - Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Nickname: El Presidente)
National Affiliation Colombia Age 28
Years Pro 9 Years Sounder 4
Position Defender Role Centerback
MLS (+Playoff) Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
26 24 2151 0 1 0.04
Non-League Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
11 10 931 0 0 0.0
Reserve Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
4 4 316 0 0 0.0
Advanced Stats
Off Pass % Team
Net Shot Rate Team
Net Duel Rate Team
51.4 20th -0.05 14th 1.36 6th

Less aggressive, but still a quality defender Hurtado may not have the pace he once did, but he is now a more mature defender.

Skills on offense: Not a threat on set-pieces, nor a good long passer, Hurtado still tries to dribble the ball forward when under less than moderate pressure.

Skills on defense:Hurtado used to play defense with all speed and aggression. In 2012 that transitioned to better positional awareness, toughness with less fouling. Less lateral burst than perfect Hurtado is still mistaken for being a small defender. He was one of the best set-piece defenders on the team. Of the returning defensive players only Alonso has a clearly better Net Duel Rate.

Best Case in 2013: Continued improvement in playing time and positional awareness could lead to a Jeff Parke level year or maybe even more.

2012 Player Profiles
7 ?? 8 ??
9 Jhon Kennedy Hurtado 10 Leo Gonzalez
11 Adam Johansson 12 David Estrada
13 Zach Scott 14 Patrick Ianni
15 Andy Rose 16 Marc Burch
17 Alex Caskey 18 Mario Martinez
19 Steve Zakuani 20 Sammy Ochoa
21 Alvaro Fernandez 22 Servando Carrasco
23 Cordell Cato 24 Roger Levesque
25 Bryan Meredith 26 Mike Seamon
27 Marcus Hahnemann 28 Andrew Weber
29 Josh Ford 30 Christian Sivebaek
31 Andrew Duran 32 Daniel Steres
33 Michael Tetteh 34 Babayele Sodade

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