Word out of Colombia today is that Atlético Nacional striker Fernando Uribe could be MLS-bound. Nacional is reportedly mulling over a loan offer for the 25 year-old player, who played for a portion of two seasons with Chievo Verona in Italy where he saw 2 starts and 10 substitute appearances. His rights are 0wned 50/50 between Nacional and Chievo Verona.
Could Uribe be a player that RSL is interested in? There is no indication of that, but he’s the first Colombian striker I’ve seen linked to MLS.
Like Cristian Nazarit, he seems to fit the requirements: fast, young (just turned 25), and able to compete with Alvaro Saborio and Robbie Findley for a starting spot. Uribe plays more wide than centrally.
Uribe has a knack for scoring when in the right situation. He bagged 27 goals (and added 6 assists) in 39 appearances with Once Caldas in 2010/2011. That performance is what caused the Serie A club to come calling. He scored just 2 goals in 12 Serie A matches, but added another 2 goals in 2 starts in Coppa Italia action. Last season, he returned to Colombia where he has played for former Chicago Fire/New York Red Bulls manager Juan Carlos Osorio at Atlético Nacional.
What do you think, is this the rumor du jour? Would he be a player you’d like to see in an RSL kit?