Hurtado back to his best says Seattle Sounders boss Schmid

Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is rediscovering his best form according to Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid.

Jhon Kennedy Hurtado is rediscovering his best form according to Seattle Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid.

The 29-year old Colombian was one of the form defenders in MLS back in 2009 before a serious knee injury cut short his 2010, culminating in sporadic performances over the next two years.

But Hurtado is again a key contributor for the Sounders and his recent outings have certainly not been lost on Schmi who was full of praise for the former Deportivo Cali centre-back in the wake of the weekend’s 1-1 draw with reigning champions LA Galaxy.

“He had that little spell on the bench, and since he’s come back from that, I think he’s been very very good,” Schmid said.

“I thought he together with Zach Scott did a great job on Robbie Keane this weekend. It was a little bit more Hurtado with a couple of the off-the-field, little WWF displays, but it was good. I thought Jhon played well. He was attentive; he was alert.

“I think with the ball, as well, comparing him to say 2009, I think his defending is at the 2009 level, but I think his play with the ball is better than it was in 2009. So at this stage, I think he’s a better player than he was then.”

 
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