Seattle Sounders re-sign club’s all-time top scorer Fredy Montero
Cheeky Fredy Montero returns to the Seattle Sounders nearly a decade after he last played for the club.
Montero signed a one-year contract with the Sounders on Thursday, which includes club options for two more seasons. It will be the second stint in Seattle for the 33-year-old, who was with the Sounders since their inaugural season from 2009 to 2012.
Even after nearly a decade of absence, Montero is still the club’s record holder with 60 goals in all competitions, four ahead of retired Sounders legend Clint Dempsey.
“When good players come back to Seattle it is a testament to the strong culture we’ve built. I can’t wait to bring him into the squad and see what he can contribute to our offense,” said the general manager. Garth Lagerwey.
Montero was Seattle’s top scorer for the team’s first three years. He scored 47 times in MLS regular season games during his four seasons with the Sounders. After leaving Seattle in 2012, Montero played for Millonarios in Colombia and Sporting CP in Portugal where he scored 27 goals in three seasons.
Montero spent a season playing in China, but has spent three of the past four seasons with the Vancouver Whitecaps sandwiched around a year-long return to Portugal.
Montero will bring depth to Seattle attack that faces questions after Jordan morris‘loan to Swansea City and a subsequent knee injury that will require surgery and end his 2021 season.