Montero Becomes A DP For Seattle

Montero Becomes A DP For Seattle

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 1, 2010
  • Fredy Montero

On the same day that Real Salt Lake gets to keep Alvaro Saborio as a Designated Player, the Seattle Sounders FC have announced a similar signing in keeping striker Fredy Montero on board as their third DP. Similar to Saborio’s deal with RSL the club had to finalize the deal with Montero’s former club Deportivo Cali in Colombia.

Montero was thought to be headed off to Europe before long but seeing the Sounders make him a permenant piece to their club shows promise that he’ll stay in MLS longer. He’s a vital player to their offense as he’s lead the team in scoring in their first two seasons with 22 goals and 17 assists in 56 league appearances.

It will be interesting to see how this deal affects the rest of the Sounders this offseason. Sounders at Heart posted a great look at what this deal really means for the Sounders.

To me this deal looks good. It keeps a young player in the league and allows the team to move forward, possibly in a more creative sense to do things this winter. I’d imagine the Sounders will be looking heavily to build their depth through the SuperDraft and with some Home Grown Talent as soon as they can this winter.