Seattle Signs Forward Freddy Montero

Russell Brown

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Sounders announced yesterday that they have brought back fan favorite Freddy Montero. The Columbian was apart of the club from 2009-2012 and tallied 47 goals and 34 assists in his time with the club. The deal is reported to be for one year with a club option in both 2022 and 2023.

“Fredy is a prolific forward who’s proven himself in MLS and abroad, in addition to still holding a number of club records here,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “When good players return to Seattle, it speaks to the strong culture that we’ve built. I’m looking forward to bringing him into the group and seeing what he can contribute to our attack.”

Montero, 33, has spent three of the last four seasons with Cascadia rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps. In his time up north, Fredy had 26 goals and 14 assists and proved he could still be a big contributor to an MLS club. He is still tied for the franchise record in both regular season goals and assists. His 60 goals across all competitions has him alone in first place in that category.

TRANSACTION: Sounders FC signs forward Fredy Montero to a one-year deal with club options in 2022 and 2023 on March 4, 2021.

Full Name: Fredy Montero

Position: Forward

Height: 5-9

Weight: 165

Hometown: Barranquilla, Colombia

Date of Birth: July 26, 1987 in Campo de la Cruz, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Acquired: Signed on March 4, 2021

Previous Clubs: Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2017, 2019-2020), Sporting CP (2013-2016, 2018-2019), Tianjin Tigers FC (2016), Millonarios (2013), Seattle Sounders FC (2009-2012), Deportivo Cali (2005-2010), Academia (2005), Atlético Huila (2006-2007)

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