SANTA ANA, El Salvador – If the old refrain is that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, then it’s safe to say that new CD FAS FW Victor Hugo Montano took those words to heart.
The Salvadoran club announced the arrival of the Colombian striker on July 9 and the early returns have been nothing short of outstanding.
A player whose pedigree includes stints with Montpellier and Rennes in France’s Ligue 1, plus a spell with Liga MX side Toluca, the 34-year-old is already showing he could be the key piece to a deep run in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League for CD FAS.
In a friendly played on Wednesday versus Racing Jr., the veteran showcased his speed and lethal ability to strike at any moment when he opened the scoring in CD FAS’s 3-2 win.
Montano’s exploits also seem to be rubbing off on teammates, as Juan Marcelo Aimar and Raul Renderos joined Montano on the scoresheet.
As noted in his first comments as a member of the club, Montano knows there are high expectations when one puts on a CD FAS shirt.
“FAS is a big club that has won many titles in El Salvador and has a strong fan base that supports and cheers,” said Montano via the CD FAS website.
“It’s now on us the players to do things well so that the fans feel represented by the players,” added Montano.
Montano and FAS will kick off their 2018 Apertura opener on July 27 versus reigning Salvadoran champions Alianza.
Four days later FAS will square off against Costa Rican side Perez Zeledon in the first leg of the 2018 SCL Round of 16, before traveling to Costa Rica for the second leg on August 7.