Fredy Montero has signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the club announced on Friday, after being released by his former club Sporting CP.
Montero, 31, returns to MLS after spending last season with the Portuguese Liga side, where he scored three goals in 20 appearances.
The Colombian enjoyed a stellar year for Vancouver in 2017 when he led the team in scoring with 15 goals and six assists in 39 appearances across all competitions while on loan from Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA.
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Fredy Montero says Wednesday's trip to face the Seattle Sounders will be a "strange," emotional return to the city where he began his MLS career.
Montero spent four seasons with the Sounders before returning to his native Colombia in the hopes of attracting a move to Europe. He spent three seasons with Sporting in Portugal before moving to China last year, before agreeing to return to MLS on loan this season.
And ahead of his first game back in Seattle, Montero said he...
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If it still seems somewhat incongruous to see Fredy Montero in a Vancouver Whitecaps jersey, perhaps Seattle Sounders fans are a little bit more inclined to move on from their fond memories of the man after the events of Friday night.
Before the Cascadia Cup clash between the Whitecaps and the Sounders, one Seattle fan had expressed a forlorn hope on Twitter that Montero would score the winner for Seattle; one more goal, albeit an own goal, for the team whose MLS foundational myth he is so intertwined...
Teenage sensation Alphonso Davies drew rave reviews from his coach and teammates after the "phenomenal" 16-year-old scored in the Vancouver Whitecaps' CONCACAF Champions League victory on Thursday night.
Davies scored in the opening five minutes in the second leg against the New York Red Bulls to to help the Whitecaps advance to the semifinals with a 2-0 win.
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But more so than the goal, Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson was impressed with Davies' mature decisions ahead of the start of the MLS season...