Sounders loaning Montero to Colombian team

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer says the club is on the verge of finalizing a loan that would send forward Fredy Montero to Colombia's Millonarios for the 2013 MLS season.

In a statement Thursday, Hanauer says they hope to have the transaction completed in the next few days.

Montero has been with Seattle since its first game as an expansion franchise in 2009. He's the club's all-time leading scorer with 60 goals and 43 assists in 160 games played. But Montero has not played well in the MLS playoffs.

On his Twitter account Wednesday, Montero posted a note thanking Seattle's fans and the organization, saying, "I will be back one day."

The loan would leave two designated players on Seattle's roster: midfielders Mauro Rosales and Christian Tiffert.


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Rock Star Rages
    A rock star lashed out on Twitter after a Seattle restaurant denied him entry

  • Stop Cheering
    Don O'Neill says we shouldn't be giving standing ovations to a team that didn't make playoffs

  • Biggest Catch
    Take a look at the records for biggest saltwater fish ever caught in Washington
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.