Fredy Montero returning to Sounders FC

The Sounders FC announced Thursday that it signed forward Fredy Montero.

He played with the Sounders from 2009-2012 and has spent three of the last four seasons with Vancouver.

A one-year deal was signed with the Sounders, including club options in 2022 and 2023. He is scheduled to join the club in the preseason and follow mandatory quarantine and testing protocols, according to a release from the Sounders.

Montero won the Sounders FC’s Golden Boot in each of the club’s first three MLS seasons.

He also led the Rave Green in scoring each year from 2009-2011, recording double-digit goal totals in each of his four seasons.

“I have a lot of fond memories of Fredy Montero in a Sounders jersey, and I’m pleased to welcome him back to the club,” said Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer. “He has always been a dynamic attacker with a strong finishing touch. I’m always happy to have players that can score goals and am looking forward to getting him on the training pitch as our 2021 preparations ramp up.”

After the signing, Montero tweeted out this message on Thursday.

The Sounders FC began its 2021 preseason this week at Starfire Sports, with the MLS regular season scheduled to start April 17.