Jhon Kennedy Hurtado
2013: Matched career-high with 27 appearances, starting 25, and finished fifth on the team with 2,243 minutes. Played in his 100th MLS regular-season match vs. CHI (9/7). Had standout performance in 1-1 draw at LA (9/21), recording a team-high seven interceptions and six clearances, while holding Robbie Keane to no shots, and was named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for week 30. Also named to MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for week 27 for his performance in a 1-0 win at CLB (8/31), despite Seattle playing most of the match with 10 men. Currently ranks fourth in club history in games played (108), starts (103), and minutes (9,213). Started 31 of 33 appearances across all competitions.
2012: Made 22 MLS appearances and 20 starts. Major contributor to defense that allowed just 0.97 goals per game (second in MLS). Recorded the game-winning assist in a 2-1 win at CHI (4/28). Appeared in 37 of 49 matches across all competitions.2011: Started all 23 games in which he appeared in and went full 90 minutes in all but one. Recorded only point of season by assisting on goal vs. TOR (4/30). Ejected twice this season, once for receiving two yellow cards at TOR (6/18) and once for being issued a red card ejection vs. RSL (9/10). Made 30 appearances across all competitions, starting all of them.
2010: Placed on the club's Disabled List (5/24) after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee in stoppage time vs. San Jose (5/22). Started and played full 90 minutes in all 9 appearances.
2009: Finalist for MLS Defender of the Year and chosen to MLS All-Stars. Started and played the full 90 minutes in 28 of 29 appearances, including both playoff legs vs. HOU (10/29, 11/8), with one goal and one assist. Effective coming forward on set plays around the box. Celebrated 25th birthday with first career MLS goal in 1-1 draw at DAL (5/16). Had game-winning assist in 2-1 win vs. HOU (7/11). Both goals originated from corner kicks. Missed game at NY (6/20) for the birth of his first child. Started all four appearances in U.S. Open Cup play. Suspended for Cup Final after receiving two yellow cards in semifinal 2-1 win vs. HOU (7/21). Played final 26 minutes of MLS All-Stars tiebreaker loss to Everton.
Other Professional Experience
Has appeared in 121 matches at the first and second division levels in Colombia. Had a trial at AC Milan and appeared in friendly with German club Hannover before signing with Seattle.