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Fredy Montero Retrospective - Roll On Colombian, Roll On

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From day one Fredy Montero was special. That game, when no one had an idea if this Seattle Sounders MLS thing was really going to work, there were signals that he could do the amazing. The lasting image of day is the unbridled joy of the crowd, sparked by a Colombian. It was the 12thth minute, the start of something special and a moment remembered in song.

Sounders statement on Fredy Montero loan

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It is a move that seems like it may never happen, but today a major step occurred when the Seattle Sounders FC released an statement about Fredy Montero being loaned to Millonarios for 2013.

"We are finalizing the loan of Fredy Montero to Millonarios of Colombia for the 2013 MLS season.


Official: Fredy Montero Loaned To Millonarios

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Fredy Montero will spend 2013 with Millonarios, the Colombian league champions, on loan for the year from Seattle Sounders FC the team announced via press release Monday morning. A new twist to the long saga emerged as the team announced it reached a multi-year contract extension with Montero as well.

Player Profile: Fredy Montero

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While most of the scuttle about Montero is about his pending (not really pending just still not quite final) loan to Millonarios let's took a look at how Fredy Montero played in 2012.

#4 - Fredy Montero (Nickname: Golden God)
National Affiliation Colombia Age 25
Years Pro 8 Years Sounder 4
Position Forward Role Trequartista
MLS (+Playoff) Stats
Apps Starts Mins G A PP90
37 32 2936 13 9 1.

Millonarios Really Wants Fredy Montero - Plus Interview!

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This was pointed out to me over twitter on Christmas, and since it was Christmas I didn't address it. It is a story on a Colombian site that points out that Millionarios wants Fredy Montero to join them in their Copa Libertadores run. It adds on an interview with Fredy Montero.

That's huge right?

Johnson brace lifts Seattle over Chivas USA

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SEATTLE, Wash. - They play the games for a reason, and for 88 minutes Saturday afternoon swooning Chivas USA (7-12-7) looked like it might defy the odds and earn a draw with the Seattle Sounders (13-6-8).

But this late in the season there are also reasons why some teams are fighting for the Supporters' Shield while others watch their playoff hopes dwindle away.

Eddie Johnson Brace Leads Sounders Over Chivas USA

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The one thing missing from the Seattle Sounders' arsenal this year has been the ability to score a come-from-behind victory. Thanks to a pair of goals from Eddie Johnson, that's no longer an issue.

Johnson scored a brace, with the game-winner coming on a 89th minute header from a Fredy Montero assist, as the Sounders beat Chivas USA 2-1 on Saturday.

Chivas USA Scouting Report: Second Verse Same as the First?

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Just two weeks ago the scouting report on Chivas was that they were a miserly team that didn't score much but didn't allow many goals either. So naturally their following game versus the Seattle Sounders featured 8 goals, including Fredy Montero's first hat trick and some pretty unimpressive defending from Seattle that meant a 10 goal game wouldn't have been unthinkable.

Bernier wins Player of the Month

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Montreal midfielder Patrice Bernier is Major League Soccer's Player of the Month for August, MLS announced on Tuesday. Montreal was a perfect 4-0-0 over the month with Bernier scoring three times with three assists. Bernier got eight of the 19 votes, tying Seattle's Fredy Montero. Bernier got the nod with five 2nd-choice votes to Montero's four.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Federico Higuain

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Few new signings, let alone Designated Players, have come into MLS and had the immediate impact along the lines of what Federico Higuain has had with the Columbus Crew.Â

Higuain netted three goals and four assists in four matches in his first month in MLS, leading the surging Crew to a 3-0-1 record in that time and making him a natural selection for SBI's MLS Player of the Month for August.

Roster Depth Fueling Sounders' Offensive Surge

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It seems funny to think about it now, but not that long ago there was some serious concerns about the Seattle Sounders' offense and their supposed lack of depth. Funny how a couple moves, along with some key players returning to health, can change perceptions.

The Sounders now sit on 65 goals scored through 34 competitive matches following their second-three goal performance in CONCACAF Champions League play.

CCL: Win for Houston, draw for Seattle

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At the Larry Gomes Stadium in Trinidad & Tobago, Seattle had little trouble with Caledonia in a 3-1 win in the CONCACAF Champions League. Seattle's Alex Caskey opened the scoring in the 45th and it was 2-0 when Samuel Ochoa scored in the 60th minute. Caledonia got a goal back in the 67th, but Fredy Montero scored Seattle's third two minutes later.

Sounders Take Caledonia Out Of Champions League

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Dealing with recent travel problems, wet & heavy grass and the peculiarities of CONCACAF officiating the Seattle Sounders pushed by Caledonia AIA in a game that in many ways was a repetition of the last meeting. Three goals for the Sounders v one pk goal by the Trinidad side. Scoring was opened by Alex Caskey on assists by Zach Scott and Sammy Ochoa.

Making Waves: Rising MLS talent that will draw European interest

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With the recent EPL debut of Houston Dynamo product Geoff Cameron an undeniable success (he received "Man of the Match" honors in Stoke City's scoreless draw against Arsenal), we now look to the next batch of MLS-ers poised and postured to eventually make similar hops across the pond.

Attacking the Flanks: Rosales and Johansson

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Perceptions of the Sounders have evolved significantly over the course of the season. Early in the year many people questioned whether Eddie Johnson could still score goals. Later, when it was clear that EJ found his shooting boots, there were concerns that Fredy Montero could not play alongside him.

No Offers To Buy Fredy Montero To This Point

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Another day, another Fredy Montero interview. It's like he's the hottest player in MLS or something. In this case he did an interview with El Pais of Colombia. The most revealing news to Seattle Sounders fans is that despite all the rumors of clubs interested in Montero, none have made an offer to buy.

Fredy Montero may have lost out on the Player of the Week honors, let's not let him fall short for...

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Fredy Montero may have lost out on the Player of the Week honors, let's not let him fall short for Goal of the Week. Vote here.

Osvaldo Alonso Named U.S. Open Cup's 'Player Of The Tournament'

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Osvaldo Alonso's lasting memory of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup may not be a great one, but he can at least take solace in being named the "Player of the Tournament" by theCup.US. Alonso was one of three Seattle Sounders players not to convert his attempt in the decisive penalty shootout, but he was undeniably a major reason they were even there to begin with.

VIDEO - Every Goal from MLS Week 25

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Seattle Sounders' Fredy Montero tallies his first career hat-trick and more in this week's edition of Kick TV's MLS goals compellation.

Higuain wins POTW

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Columbus forward Federico Higuain is Major League Soccer's Player of the Week, MLS announced on Monday. Higuain had a goal and an assist in the Crew's Wednesday win over Toronto and scored two goals in their 4-3 win over New England on Saturday. Higuain received 10 of the 22 first-place votes. Seattle's Fredy Montero got nine, with Higuain's teammate Jairo Arrieta picking up two and San Jose's Alan Gordon receiving one.

2012 MLS, Week 25: Fantasy Recap

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I'll admit, I totally forgot to do anything with my Fantasy Manager lineup this week. I knew there were midweek games that would case the roster freeze to happen a day or two early but the busy day job stuff got in the way of me updating anything on my roster.

As you can see, I nearly paid for it.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Federico Higuain

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The Columbus Crew have propelled themselves into the Eastern Conference playoff race on the strength of a pair of victories this past week, and no player was more important in securing those victories than Federico Higuain.

The Argentine newcomer was instrumental in last Wednesday's 2-1 win vs.

Montero’s Hat Trick Powers Sounders Past Chivas

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On Saturday night Fredy Montero made sure that his 100th regular season MLS start was a memorable one by scoring his first hat-trick. It was a night where the Sounders showed that when they are at their best, they can be ...

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Fredy - Eddie Tandem Heating Up

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Teams around MLS at the first third of the season were worried about the forward pairing of Thiery Henry and Kenny Cooper. They were as good as can be. It was a big-small style of pairing with Henry playing behind Cooper and doing it as well as couple be done. Then emerged Chris Wondolowski and his duel pairings.

Sounders Romp In LA, Beating Chivas USA 6-2

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Sometimes a meme becomes so funny it can only live as a joke. Anyone using the "Fredy Montero is lazy" is in fact themselves so lazy they are a joke. Sure, Montero wasn't the only reason the Seattle Sounders matched their best ever result in MLS with a 6-2 win over Chivas USA. Still a hatrick is pretty awesome in any circumstances.

Sounders at Chivas USA - Gamethread

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Games are not played on paper. If they were this is one of those that could already be over. The Goats are not a good soccer team. They have a broken offense and a defense that is kept alive by Dan Kennedy. They also aren't as bad as their numbers say. Still, the Sounders are road favorites, strong road favorites.

Tactical Flexibility Could Be Hallmark Of Sounders Moving Forward

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With the Seattle Sounders suddenly as healthy as they've been all year, the coaches can finally make some choices that are based on something other than necessity. As I alluded to in my story about the left-midfield position, Sounders coach Sigi Schmid suggested that could lend itself to some interested tactical decisions.

More Time With Fredy Montero

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Fredy Montero is all over the place these days. He's on a national television program as the second player profiled for the new program MLS36. He threw out the first pitch at the Mariners game. He's hosted a chat on twitter to help promote Gatorade's Beat The Heat campaign for awareness of proper hydration and training in the heat of summer.

Fredy Montero celebrates his first pitch how he should, by Felixing

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Fredy Montero celebrates his first pitch how he should, by Felixing

Brad Evans New Role

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Brad Evans play as a right mid started a little while ago. It was due to the strong play of Andy Rose and the benching of Fredy Montero and then just continued, except for those times when he was used at right back or at center mid. He's even popped up at left mid for a bit. There was a theory, one I really wanted to be true because I like fun tactical stuff and I like how Evans plays, that he was now being used as a roving midfielder.

Nos Audietis, Episode 65: Back In The Saddle, Again

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Coming off a rather horrible week, the Seattle Sounders got just what they needed with a win over Cascadia Cup rivals the Vancouver Whitecaps. The winning goal was provided by none other than Fredy Montero, who made a bit of a surprise appearance off the bench. A surprise only because he figured to be starting.

Steve Zakuani Scores Twice, Mario Martinez Impresses In Reserve League

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Steve Zakuani is not quite ready to reclaim his spot as the Seattle Sounders' starting left midfielder, but on Sunday he showed that he's getting close. Zakuani scored a pair of goals in a Reserve League game, the first he's scored in any match since breaking his leg last May, as the Sounders beat the LA Galaxy 3-2.

Felixing Fredy Montero Now Throwing Out First Pitch For Next Felix Hernandez Start

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Modern life can be pretty amazing. After PTI put up a photo with Felix Hernandez celebrating his perfect game, Felixing became a thing. A thing that was so cool the George & Dragon pub suggested that all Sounders goals scored should be celebrating by Felxing. Fredy Montero then retweeted that idea.

GOAL! Fredy Montero golazo from distance for the Seattle Sounders vs LA Galaxy

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Super-sub Montero lifts Seattle past Vancouver

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SEATTLE, Wash. -The Seattle Sounders topped the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 Saturday afternoon, gaining vital space in the standings and an emotional win over one of its fiercest rivals.

The win in front of 55,718 fans at CenturyLink Field leaves Seattle alone in third-place in the Western Conference, breaking a three-way tie with Whitecaps and Los Angeles Galaxy.

Sounders Transfer Rumor: Italy's Chievo Verona Eying Fredy Montero

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This is probably not something to get too worked up about at this point, but reports out of Italy are claiming that Chievo Verona is interested in acquiring Fredy Montero from the Seattle Sounders. I'm relying on Google translate to explain the article, so it's not entirely clear if there's anything close to a reliable source on this, but numerous outlets have run with the story that seems to have originated in L'Arena.

MLS Week 24: A Look Ahead

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As if the pressure of the Cascadia Cup rivalry between the Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps wasn't enough, this weekend's bout featuring the Pacific Northwest rivals also carries notable Western Conference playoff implications.

With a crowd of about 60,000 expected to fill CenturyLink Field, the Sounders will host the Whitecaps in a match contested between two of the teams locked in a three-way tie for third in the conference.

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This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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Leagues around the world take a back seat to the international game, as World Cup qualifying resumes.

The marquee match for U.S. soccer fans is the U.S. men's national team's battle against Jamaica Friday night, where the U.S. can claim sole possession of first place in its qualifying group with a win.

MLS Match Day: Your Running Commentary

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The race for the playoff spots continues to heat up in Major League Soccer today, with a handful of key match-ups headlining today's league action.

D.C. United has traveled to Canada, and will take on the Montreal Impact in a clash of teams vying for fifth place in the East, and the playoff berth that goes with it.

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Sunday Night's 4-3-3 Was Different But Not A Lot Different

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The depth of the Sounder's 2012 roster allows Sigi Schmid tactical flexibility. Last night in Frisco, Texas, we got a taste of just how much flexibility. Normally the Sounders play a modified 4-4-2 formation that is affectionately known as Sigi's Arrow. Last night the team lined up in a modified 4-3-3 and by the end of the game was actually playing a formation closer to a 4-5-1 as fatigue set in.