Fredy Montero is heading back to Cascadia, though he'll suit up for the Vancouver Whitecaps and not previous club the Seattle Sounders.
The Whitecaps officially announced Montero's signing on Wednesday, and said he will join the club on a one-year loan from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda.
To acquire Montero's rights, Vancouver had to obtain the top spot in the MLS allocation order from Minnesota United, and did so by sending $100,000 in general allocation money and $125,000 in targeted allocation...
Former Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero is close to returning to Major League Soccer, multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN FC, with the Vancouver Whitecaps primed to capture the Colombian's signature.
Colombian outlet El Heraldo earlier reported the news on Montero, who currently plays for Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League. The Whitecaps deal would be for an initial one-year loan, sources said.
Because Montero was officially transferred out of MLS in 2014, he is subject...
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says the league would subsidize its Canadian franchises to bring in a DavidBeckham-caliber designated player.
Garber was in Vancouver on Monday at a town hall with fans and media ahead of the beginning of the 2017 MLS season, which kicks off on Friday, March 3.
The commissioner talked about MLS's efforts to grow the league in Canada -- home to Toronto FC, the Montreal Impact and the Vancouver Whitecaps -- and make its franchises there "more relevant."