The former Toronto FC and FC Edmonton keeper confirmed Monday that he has signed with America de Cali, which plays in the country’s Primera B — its second division. But America is a club that has traditionally played with the big boys of Colombian soccer and will look to return to the top flight.
America won five straight Colombian championships in the 1980s; the team won three titles in the 1990s.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here so far with the team,” Monsalve wrote in an e-mail to The11.ca/Plastic Pitch. “It’s a dream for any footballer to be playing for a club as big as America is. It’s a club recognized all over the world and a club that got as far as the finals of the Club World Cup. It’s a top-quality club that expects nothing but the best from its players and it’s a challenge I welcome with open arms. It’s one step closer to my dream of playing and being an integral part of a Colombian football team.
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