Seattle Sounders’ Montero elated after obtaining green card

Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero admitted he was relieved to finally obtain his US green card for permanent residency.

Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero admitted he was relieved to finally obtain his US green card for permanent residency.

The 23-year old Colombian will now come off the Sounders international roster and he admitted it was a great feeling to be able to ‘open doors’ in the United States.

"Of course a lot of people have a very difficult time getting their green card, but thank god I have mine now. I just want to continue doing a great job for the team that helped me get my green card and keep playing good soccer,” he told the Seattle Times.

"It's something that is necessary. It opens up a lot of doors in the United States, not only for the team but in my personal life and what I think about doing in my future. The team benefits but I also benefit.

"I feel fortunate because it was actually a relatively fast process. I think it was less than seven months and now that I have it I'm just happy."

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