Today's Fredy Montero Talking Points
Fredy Henkyer Montero Muñoz (born 26 July 1987), known as Fredy Montero, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Vancouver Whitecaps FC on loan from Chinese Club Tianjin TEDA F.C..
Montero is Seattle's all-time top scorer in official club competitions, having scored 64 goals since joining the club in 2009. Montero has been called up to the Colombian national team 5 times, scoring once in an unofficial match against Catalonia.
Montero began playing youth soccer at Deportivo Cali at age 6. He earned his professional debut at age 18 in 2005 before being sent on loan to Academia for the season. Montero was loaned to Atlético Huila for two additional years, becoming the league topscorer in the 2007 Torneo Apertura before returning to Deportivo Cali and becoming league topscorer for a second time in the 2008 Torneo Finalización. Cali loaned him to the MLS expansion team Seattle Sounders in 2009, where he was named Newcomer of the Year and led the team in goals. Montero was sold to the Sounders in 2010 and became a Designated Player and a permanent resident of the United States. During his four seasons as a Sounders player, Montero was named to the MLS All-Star squad twice, playing against Everton in 2009 and being named inactive in 2010.Close