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Where in the world is Fredy Montero?

FredyMontero (AP) 

The Seattle Sounders are a week away from their first game as a Major League Soccer expansion team and the sell-out crowd at Qwest Field for the season opener vs. New York is expected to enjoy an unforgettable night.

Unfortunately, Colombian striker Fredy Montero may not be there.

The Seattle Sounders' leading forward has left the club to return to South America, where reports say he is dealing with contract issues. Now, this might not normally be a cause for concern, but it becomes one when you consider that Seattle doesn't list Montero on the team's website.(I've gotten conflicting accounts on whether he was ever there before or not).


Now, this may be nothing (The Seattle Times is reporting that Montero is expected back on Friday), or it may be the collapse of what some league observers had questioned as a deal that seemed too good to be true. Montero was one of the best young goal-scoring prospects in South America before his surprising deal to join Seattle. The deal looked even more unbelievable last week when MLS salaries were released and Montero was listed as making just $155,000.

What do you think is going on? Does Montero want more money? Did his agents misinform him about how much he was going to make? Is everything fine and Seattle is just trying to play head games?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Let’s hope that Ives is wrong.
    QUOTE FROM ADRIAN HANAUER ON FREDY MONTERO: “Fredy Montero traveled to South America to complete some personal administrative details that required the player’s attention prior to the start of the MLS season. The player’s contract is finalized and there are no open issues. Fredy is en route back to Seattle and we look forward to his participation in training later this week and on opening night.”

  2. Best quote on here

    “He moves like Frankenstein with end-stage Lyme Disease.”

    i lulzed alot

  3. Wow some people are so dumb, like really Sounders haven’t even played a real game yet and you already think they suck.

    And New York isnt even that good, there playoff run was luck, and i dont see any reason the sounders cant have a go at them.

    Like really do you even know anything about soccer or do u just support your city’s teams? its kind of dissapointing to see how some people act.

    Anyway, if the Sounders keep Montero they will most likely make playoffs, thats all i think, but thats good for an expansion team. And all the Sounders fans will just fuel them even more to play well, so i would wish everyone good luck to getting a win in Seattle.

  4. I am Colombian, and I follow the Colombian leage very closely…sorry guys but this guy is not that good! He also got capped once for the national team and stunk it up..and he’s not that young he’s almost 22..look how good Messi is at his age. But we’ll see maybe the MLS is good for him.

  5. No Name sounds like a typical Timbers fan. Seattle hasn’t even played a game and she’s a hater. Who lists their most hated clubs? Seriously! It sounds to me like Miss Salt Lake City has her sacred underwear in a bunch. Maybe she should ask her sister-wife to dig it out for her.

  6. You’re all crap on the bum fluff of TFC’s most menial supporter! We invented both T-shirts and football, after all.

  7. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….. I’m noname..waaaaaaaaaaaaaa… ssfc stands for stupid soccer fan club, hee hee hee… pay attention to me guys, I’m noname and I’m a super big douche… I hate you seattle.. You’re a poopy face… I’m noname and I like to say douche bag things and show how much of b*tch I am. What? no one is paying attention to noname? waaaaaaaaaaaaaa… go timbers…

  8. Didn’t NY finish 10-11-9 last year? I kinda thought their run through the playoffs, especially the UPSET of Houston, was more of a surprise rather than an expectation. SSFC will struggle in their first year undoubtedly but NYRB hasn’t done anything consistent on the field to merit claims that they are a class above SSFC. Argue from a reasoned position.

  9. Release your anger, noname! Only your hatred can destroy me (because p*rtland sure can’t do the job!)

  10. I want to stick a fork in SSFC when they are done. Awesome.

    I hate, in this order:


















    Seriously, I thought I hated Chivas and C.Rapids, but the crap I read from SSFC supporters makes me puke a bit in my mouth, then swallow it, and finally up-chuck projectile vomit.

    I could even care less if you beat RSL as long as you get mired in the bottom of the league. I hate SSFC. I hate Freddy Underwearer. I hate Fredy Mitsubitchy Montero.

    Go back to the USL.

  11. Insecure much? You’d think fans of footie would be happy to see their league grow in such a positive manner. I guess worrying about how you are going to match SSFC once we get established has a few on edge.

    To the point, Fredy is a good player and has dumped in goals during the pre-season but, I should remind Sounders fans and haters alike that the man has kicked exactly zero balls in the MLS. We shouldn’t be pinning all our hopes on him and others shouldn’t think we are dead without him. Fact is, we will put 11 men on the field in 7 days with more than 30k in the stands to support. That is the greatest success for our season no matter if we go on to win the double.

    SSFC is just getting started. If I were you, I would try to drum up some folks to support your team so you can match us in support and attendance.

  12. Man, Seattle fans are in for a rude awakening. You have a nice squad for an expansion team, with enough decent MLS players that you won’t get TOO embarrassed most of the time. But there’s very little, what’s it called, quality. And the minute you have a couple of injuries, it’s going to get ugly.

    Posted by: Joamiq


    I don’t know any Seattle fans, myself included, who are expecting to come in and win the cup the first year or anything. If you do, then they are the exception rather than the rule.

    On the other hand, the West is not all that intimidating. Houston lost their best player and is getting old as a squad. RSL hasn’t replaced a striker and may have to rely on Clint Mathis, Chivas lost two of their starting back four and Colorado, LA and San Jose weren’t playoff teams last year.

    I’m not saying Seattle will win. But the talent level on these teams is not that much better that what is in Seattle.

  13. I am pretty impressed with the rivalries building in this league.. all the fans hate each other! I love it!

  14. Seattle fans are a pretty confident team considering Steady Freddy The Lung is wheelchair bound and fast Fredy is desperately trying to get away from them.

  15. Sure, I am obsessed with watching SSFC turn into super suck football club (SSFC). Suck it.

    I can’t wait till you (SSFC) get pasted! Go back to the USL.

  16. Man, Seattle fans are in for a rude awakening. You have a nice squad for an expansion team, with enough decent MLS players that you won’t get TOO embarrassed most of the time. But there’s very little, what’s it called, quality. And the minute you have a couple of injuries, it’s going to get ugly.

  17. “one of the best young goal-scoring prospects in South America” would not sign a contract of any length for that pathetic salary

  18. better to have noname than a name like real salt lake, amiright? seriously, recess is for playing with the rest of your 5th grade friends, not posting.

    I think if anyone disappoints, it’ll be fredy, not freddie, considering the overall consensus that fredy>freddie. that being said, they should both do well with Sigi at the helm.

  19. “El Salvador, they are ranked 105th, who cares”

    This is as far as I needed to read to realize that “Ted” has no freaking idea what he’s talking about.

    There’s a left back who plays for the #110 team in the FIFA Rankings. He must suck even worse than Pacheco, though they both play the same position. His name is Kaladze. Heard of him? I would HOPE SO, because he plays for AC FREAKING MILAN.


  20. Maybe the Sounders will surprise us with another signing Regardless, opening day will be an event.

    NONAME should change her name to NOTHINGTOSAY

  21. You must be 12yrs old. Make an argument about your team or about my post. I never once brought up Ljungberg as a reason why the Red Bull players were terrible. I never once proclaimed to support the Sounders, I don’t even live in Seattle. You have a serious inferiority complex.

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