From the very moment Nicolas Lodeiro joined the Seattle Sounders, he made it sound as if he was hoping this would be his last ever transfer. Less than a year later — and already with a MLS Cup trophy to show for it — he’s doubling down.
Nico Lodeiro le dijo a @SomosSounders que le gustaría quedarse en Seattle el resto de su carrera y después le gustaría trabajar para el club pic.twitter.com/teSIxRPlXC— Niko Moreno (@ELROLONW) May 11, 2017
Niko Moreno, a Spanish language reporter with Somos Sounders, also provided a translation for Lodeiro’s comments.
Here is the full quote from Nicolas Lodeiro, in regards to becoming an iconic player and his future via @SomosSounders @LaAficionNW pic.twitter.com/l0qPUCIMm3— Niko Moreno (@ELROLONW) May 11, 2017
This is hardly the first time that a relatively new player has had some nice things to say about the Sounders and Seattle. In fact, it’s almost cliche at this point. But rarely do players speak with quite this much affection or even this much specificity about what they’d like to do after their playing days are over.
Still, it’s probably good to point out that Lodeiro just turned 28 about a month ago, so he’s clearly talking about a day far off in the future. But given the early returns, it’s not at all hard to imagine the Sounders wanting to keep Lodeiro around as long as possible.