After his two-time championship with América de Cali, Duván Vergara arrived in Mexican soccer. He is part of the Rayados de Monterrey squad with which he has already played 13 matches at a very good level.
The Mexican team decided to play for him when they knew that Dorlan Pabón would terminate his contract. They looked for a replacement of category and found the 25-year-old Monterrey attacker who was League champion with America de Cali in 2019 and 2020. For him, they paid more than 2 million dollars. They have him and enjoy him.
It is that Duván Vergara has gone down very well in the team. He quickly earned his place in the 11 of DT Javier Aguirre and in the fans' request. He became one of the favorites of the squad for each match. He is currently playing in Liga MX and the CONCACAF Champions League in which Monterrey is a finalist.
In the current season, Monterrey is fourth in the Liga MX table with 5 points less than the leader (Club América). It also qualified for the final of the Concacaf Champions League, which it will play against América. At stake is a place in the Club World Cup. It will be played on October 287.
Duván Vergara's numbers in Monterrey
Matches: 13 (11 in Liga MX and 2 in Concachampions)
Games as a starter: 9
Minutes played: 661
Yellow cards: 2
Goals in Liga MX: 4 (Pumas UNAM x 2, Atlas and Santos Laguna)
Goals in Concachampions: 1 (Cruz Azul)
Duván Vergara: "That's what I was brought in for"
"That's what I was brought in for (for his goal against Santos Laguna). These are moves that only God sends. I stayed there and I hope we continue like that, contributing to the team," said Duván Vergara in an interview with ONCE after the match and before the return trip to Monterrey. He added: "I'm really happy that I was able to score, but I'm happier because we're making it three points and at the top of the overall table".
The level he is showing has led many to ask him to join the Colombian National Team. A new call-up is coming and he could be in it. They are definitive matches of the qualifying round against Uruguay, Brazil, and Ecuador. What does he say about it? "I am always excited. As a player you want to wear the colors of your country, to represent a country. When I'm alive and playing soccer, I dream of that opportunity.
Duván Vergara's most recent goal at Monterrey
Duván Vergara's play with Monterrey