Fredy Montero, #17, the charismatic Columbian forward of the Seattle Sounders, has been transferred to a Columbian club team for the 2013 season.
This is not a good move for the Sounders or MLS.
Surely, the Sounders have been compensated well for Montero, but was it absolutely necessary to give Montero up for the season?
Montero joins David Beckham as premier players who are not returning to MLS for the 2013 season. They were two of the biggest names in a sport lacking big names.
Montero was known well in the U.S. because of his finishing ability as a goal-scorer for the Sounders. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Sounders and scored their very first goal in MLS history.
He will also be remembered for his play in leading the Sounders to three consecutive U.S. Open Cup titles. During this run, Montero joined Eddie Johnson to form one of the best scoring duos in MLS.
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In four seasons, Montero helped build the Sounders into a top national and inte...