Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Star Striker Fredy Montero Returning to Vancouver Whitecaps

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Star Striker Fredy Montero Returning to Vancouver Whitecaps

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Fredy Montero returns to Vancouver Whitecaps

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VANCOUVER - Star striker Fredy Montero is returning to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Major League Soccer club announced on Friday that it has signed the 31-year-old Colombian forward to a two-year deal.

The news comes after Sporting CP of the Portuguese Primeira Liga issued a statement earlier in the day saying it had released Montero the from his contract.

Montero played for the Seattle Sounders from 2009 through 2012, tallying 47 goals and 34 assists across 119 regular-season games and becoming the club's career leading scorer.

He also spent the 2017 season with the Whitecaps, appearing in 33 regular-season games and putting up 13 goals and six assists.

Montero says in a statement that Vancouver is a special place for him and his family. …

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