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Nico Lodeiro says he wants to finish career with Sounders, stay on as youth coach

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Sure sounds like Lodeiro is feeling very appreciated.

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.

Niko Moreno, a Spanish language reporter with Somos Sounders, also provided a translation for Lodeiro’s comments.

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.