Posted January 21, 2013 on
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The Seattle Sounders have completed an agreement to loan forward Fredy Montero to Colombia's Millonarios for the 2013 season.
Seattle also said Monday that the 25-year-old had signed a multiyear contract with the Major League Soccer team.
Montero has been with Seattle since it started play in 2009 and leads the Sounders with 60 goals and 43 assists in 160 games
''Fredy has been a fantastic player and pro,'' Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer said in a statement. ''We hope this move helps Fredy's chances of being called up to the Colombian national team.''
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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...
When the Seattle Sounders FC opened training camp on Monday morning, the most prolific goal scorer in the short history of the club was in Colombia - where he'll be for at least a year.
The Sounders completed their long awaited loan of striker Fredy Montero to Millonarios FC of the Colombian first division just before training camp began. It was a drawn out process that took...