Seattle Sounders' Fredy Montero Under Investigation for Sexual Assault

Seattle SportsnetCorrespondent IApril 3, 2009

SEATTLE - MARCH 28:  Fredy Montero #17 of the Seattle Sounders watches play during their MLS match against Real Salt Lake on March 28, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Sounders defeated RSL 2-0. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seattle Sounders FC forward Fredy Montero (or “Mitsubishi,” as I like to call him) is in trouble. The best player on the hottest team in town has been accused of stalking and sexually assaulting a Sammamish (Wa.) woman within the past week.  That’s not good.

The 21-year-old middle-of-the-road SUV has been a hit for the Sounders FC so far this year. He’s already recorded three goals in the team’s first two games, and was just named the MLS Player of the Month (or Playa of the Month, depending on your perspective).

The allegations surrounding Montero were first reported to the Bellevue (Wa.) police on Mar. 31, but no charges have yet been filed.

Montero is being held out of action from this Saturday’s road game in Toronto, with what the team is calling an unspecified “illness.”

Is it so hard to say you’ve suspended the man until some clarity on the issue can be uncovered? Grow a pair, Sounders, and tell the truth.



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