Fredy Montero Should Return To MLS

By Aydin Reyhan
Fredy Montero
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When Fredy Montero was wearing the green of the Seattle Sounders, he showed a little something extra which separated his talent from that of his teammates. In fact, his knack for scoring goals easily was the reason why his Colombian team brought him back home before he went on to play for Sporting Lisbon of Portugal where he is making his money now.

However, even after a decent start he has started to slow down in front of frame. The pace is much quicker, the play is a bit more physical and the coaching as well as the fanbase a quite a bit more demanding. Let us remember that Lisbon is the capital of Portugal which means as a club that carries the capital as part of its name means there is automatic pressure to succeed.

Truth is, Montero could eventually become a part of something huge. If he succeeds he can actually be a part of the Colombian international side as well, but he does need to play at the top of his game on a consistent basis.

In MLS, Montero was a trooper for the Seattle Sounders. Here, he made a name for himself by becoming the club’s top scorer and main influence in the final third. His play led to his move away from the league. Now, the time to return could very well be looming. The reason for this is simple: If bigger stars are returning or joining for the first time, he should feel that he has nothing to lose.

Montero could return to Seattle to partner Kenny Cooper up top and use what he learned overseas to add a bit more flair to our growing league. If he were to return he would easily hit 15-20 goals per season which is something the team truly needs, especially after allowing Eddie Johnson to depart to DC United.

Will this happen? Probably not, but it certainly should as both parties would benefit to the fullest.

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