Sounders Secure Fredy Montero

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  1. Lucho305

    Lucho305 Member

    Jul 9, 2008
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    Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-413-Seattl...rs-and-Seattle

    Wow, this is very good for the MLS, He was the top scorer in the Colombian League and now Seattle got him, im telling you this guy is going to school everybody in the league, I think the sounders now have a good chance of being an over .500 team. Damn im Colombian and ima go buy a Sounders Jersey with Montero on the back haha, he from my hometown. Seattle definitely my substitute team til Miami comes around. Go Sounders. He is going to change face of MLS......:D
     
  2. El Naranja

    El Naranja Member+

    Sep 5, 2006
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    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    The list of international badasses who came to MLS and utterly failed is huge.

    We'll see about this one.
     
  3. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
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    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    I predict he'll make everyone forget about Sergio Galvan Rey. :D
     
  4. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
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    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    Still, kudos for the Sounders for landing a young South American player in his prime who seems to have nothing but upside and may be able to deliver from the get go. Not bad for an expansion team to land a player a La Liga team was after (Real Betis) and was the Golden Boot winner in Colombia.

    I still can't figure out how they pulled off this seeming coup - acquiring 67% of his rights and so forth - when a team that's been around a lot longer - say Houston, e.g., - is still looking for that forward to play with Ching and head into the CCL with. Got to give Seattle credit IMHO..
     
  5. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
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    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    Yes, good play by Seattle. It would be interesting to see how they penciled this out money-wise. They already have a DP in Lyungberg, and I imagine Montero did not come cheap.
     
  6. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
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  7. m vann

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    Sep 10, 2002
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    http://www.soccerbyives.net/soccer_by_ives/2009/01/sounders-complete-montero-deal.html

    According to Ives, the Sounders and MLS have secured the services of Fredy Montero of Deportivo Cali. I gotta sayI like this signing. This Fredy is more likely to make an impact than the other, oft injured Freddie they signed. The rumor has swirled for a while so I'm glad it became reality. I saw Montero play in either the Copa Libertadores or Copa Sudamericana, can't remember which one, but he made me really pay attention to the match with skill set, speed, and awareness. He has a bit of flair which I love but playing in a simplistic, smart manner is his bread and butter. The guy can play and it is a huge swoop for MLS. Kudos for the Sounders for pulling this off.
     
  8. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

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  9. Onionsack

    Onionsack BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Jul 21, 2003
    New York City
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    Impressive Signing by Seattle. Seems rest of MLS is asleep at the wheel.
     
  10. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    Easy connection. Montero is from Colombia. Colombia is known for its coffee. Seattle is also known for its coffee. Coincidence?
     
  11. RapidStorm

    RapidStorm Member+

    Jan 30, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Seattle started off the year with 5 signed players and was told to get that up to 24. The rest of the MLS teams started with 28 players and were told to cut down to 24. The draft was just a week ago, giving each existing team at least 2-3 more players, and in some cases up to 6 more players, to fit into a 24 man roster. What do you expect?
     
  12. CrewVillain

    CrewVillain Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    I'm not trying to be a tin-hat conspiracy theorist, but I have to ask: what is stopping say Microsoft from paying this kid a million dollars to do a X-box commercial in Columbia?

    It wouldn't be his salary, so not subject to salary cap.

    Just thinking of ways around the cap.
     
  13. BROSUF

    BROSUF Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    Thats an Aluminum foil hat..

    Stay away from thunder clouds
     
  14. alexp92

    alexp92 Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    how do you think beckham gets lots of his money?

    only seen highlights of this guy, but it seems like he is the real deal. if only they hadn't wasted so much on ljungberg...
     
  15. Indiscretion

    Indiscretion Member

    Aug 6, 2007
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    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    seattle is looking pretty right now it seems..montero, zakuani, jaqua, etc...at least their offense will be high powered
     
  16. Boul'Mich

    Boul'Mich New Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Chicago
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    There is another thing Colombia and Seattle are both known for... and I'm not talking grunge rockers.

    This looks to be a good player, but we've seen Latin American stars come here and bite hard.
     
  17. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.


    LOL. How many times have we heard this before? If I only had a nickel....:p

    I wish him well but you need to relax son. MLS ain't beautifull soccer, but as they all find out...it ain't easy.
     
  18. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    As a RB fan I had finally forgotten him after this year... the Claudio debacle and our run helped...until you brought it up.:mad:




    If I was 12 and a Miami/Barca fan I'd neg rep you...but I'm not 12.:p
     
  19. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    Well, I also heard he is a huge Nirvana fan and doesn't like the sun.
     
  20. BROSUF

    BROSUF Member

    Feb 21, 2008
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    Shroom season is going on!
     
  21. Rev Hart

    Rev Hart New Member

    Aug 6, 2008
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    Seattle Sounders
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    I've seen some footage of Montero in action and I must say, the Kid is a pretty good Striker. Good signing on the part of Seattle if you ask Me.
     
  22. Scott e Dio93

    Scott e Dio93 New Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Montevideo, URU
    Re: Freddy Montero (Colombian- Top Goal scorer in Copa Mustang) to stay with Sounders in MLS.

    He's younger, scored some amazing goals, still with his national team.

    Galvan Rey was old and scored two goals against fat wash-up Paraguayan.

    Avila was old, but did OK.
     
  23. STpassion

    STpassion Red Card

    Apr 7, 2008
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bj08q_l3sM"]YouTube - Freddy MONTERO fue IMPLACABLE en Triunfo 4-0 del Deportivo CALI Sobre el BOYACA Chico | Futbol COLOMBIANO | Torneo CLAUSURA 2008[/ame]
     
  24. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 19, 2000
    Bombay Beach, CA
    I think the rumor that some unknown entity owns 33% of his "pass" is what helped MLS here. While I'm overjoyed at the league finally getting the sort of young, talented South American player I've wanted for years, I'd bet there's something else behind the scenes.

    This might be somewhat similar to the whole Tevez-Mascherano to Corinthians via Joorabchian and partially-owned passes mess that eventually blew up on West Ham, we'll have to see. People scratched their heads on that one, as well.

    And Seattle, in this case, is Corinthians.
     
  25. GOALSeattle

    GOALSeattle Member

    Oct 13, 2007
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