Fredy Henkyer Montero Muñoz
(born July 26, 1987 in Campo de la Cruz
) is a Colombian footballer
who plays for Seattle Sounders FC
in Major League Soccer
As a youth, Montero was a promising striker; at the age of 13 he approached Deportivo Cali
's scouts, and earned a contract with the team after a single tryout. He starred for the youth team in wins over the Colombian youth national team and in a tie with Juventus
' youth team.
In 2005, Montero was called up to the senior team. During his time at the club, he has been on loan twice. To date, Montero has appeared in 56 matches and has scored an astonishing 27 times for Deportivo Cali.
Montero was loaned to Atlético Huila
in 2006, where he was the co-leading goalscorer in the Copa Mustang
with 13 goals. Despite rumors and interest from European clubs, he returned to Deportivo Cali
in 2007; he was again the top scorer in the 2008-II Copa Mustang
, with 16 goals.
Seattle Sounders FC
Montero was acquired by Seattle Sounders FC
in January 2009 on loan from Deportivo Cali despite interest from Spanish side Real Betis
. There were unconfirmed reports that suggested Montero's contract was owned by a third-party. Montero scored nine goals in nine preseason games in 2008/09. Montero made his MLS debut on March 19 2009, in the 2009 season opener against New York Red Bulls
, and scored the first and third goals in Seattle Sounders FC
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