Fredy Montero, who scored the Seattle Sounders' first goal when they joined MLS in 2009, has signed with the Sounders for the 2021 MLS season.
In four seasons with Seattle, the Colombian had 47 goals and 34 assists and helped the Sounders win three U.S. Open Cups. He was named the 2009 MLS Newcomer of the Year.
Montero, 33, later played at clubs in Colombia (Millonarios), Portugal (Sporting) and China (Tianjin Tigers FC) and the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS.
In three seasons with the 'Caps (2017, 2019 and 2020), he had 26 goals and 14 assists in 81 games.
“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 general manager 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.”