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Montero says goodbye for now
January 9th, 2013 11:29PM

TAGS:  colombia, seattle sounders


[MLS SPOTLIGHT] While no deal has announced, Fredy Montero confirmed Wednesday that he will be leaving the Seattle Sounders after four years, presumably on loan to Colombian club Millonarios with some kind of option to buy, as has been rumored in recent weeks. The 25-year-old forward, who scored 47 goals in the regular season but no goals in 10 playoff games over four seasons, tweeted a note in which he thanked everyone for four "unforgettable years." He singled out GM and co-owner Adrian Hanauer for his “unconditional support.” Montero, whose wife is American, closed by saying he'd be back.

Fellow Colombian Carlos Valdes could also be headed to South America on loan, though likely for a shorter duration. Several clubs entered in the Libertadores are interested in signing the Philadelphia Union defensive standout who has the incentive of showing himself off to Colombian national team coaches.


  1. charles davenport
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 8:24 a.m.
    Too bad; the most exciting player in the League until Keane arrived.
  1. Amos Annan
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 8:28 a.m.
    Montero made the Sounders a play-off team all by himself.
  1. R Willis
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
    The Sounders have outgrown Fredy Montero. On the pitch he stunted the growth of the team. His leaving comes one year too late.
  1. eric olmstead
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.
    Completely agree w/ R Willis. Freddy is a good player. He could be a very good player with a better work rate....he is, however, NOT a DP. A DP is someone that delivers in the playoffs. Maybe not every game in every playoff but to not deliver on any games in any of 10 playoff games takes you out of the DP category IMO.
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: January 11, 2013 at 11:55 a.m.
    Most of the work rate on the pitch is reserved for the MF/D. If the team mantra is total possession, i.e., Barca, than the squad better have the quality and mentality to for the MLS, , most games are a horror show of turnovers, and the expectations on a guy like Montero et al in this kind of atmosphere becomes too critical.

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