Seattle Sounders 2024 Offseason Recap - Who is out?

The Rave Green had several departures this offseason, including club legends such as Nicolas Lodeiro and Fredy Montero.

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Fredy Montero

The Colombian forward is the club's all-time leading scorer with 76 goals across all competitions, and has won four trophies with the team: three U.S. Open Cups and one Concacaf Champions League. Montero joined the Sounders in 2009 as their first Designated Player and quickly became a fan favorite, scoring 12 goals in his debut season and earning the MLS Newcomer of the Year award.

Fredy Montero
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He played for the Sounders until 2012, when he moved to Europe to play for Sporting CP in Portugal. He also had spells in China with Tianjin TEDA and in Canada with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, before returning to Seattle in 2021.

In the 2021, Montero had 33 appearances with eight goals and three assists. In the following season, he had 34 appearances for two assists and eight goals, three of them in the historic CCL title. Last season, the Colombian had less minutes in the pitch with only 20 appearances and three goals and two assists.

Montero, the forward of Seattle Sounders, has been sidelined for most of the season. Despite being fit and ready to play, he only got two chances to leave the bench and show his skills. He played for a total of 35 minutes in those two games, which is far from enough to make an impact. His last game was more than three months ago, when he faced Nashville on October 1. Since then, he has been watching his teammates from the sidelines.

Montero's contract with the Sounders expired after the previous season, and he is still in talks with the club about his future. However, the arrival of new signings in Seattle suggests that Montero's stint with the Sounders is over.