Fredy Montero Named MLS Player Of Month For July

Dynamic Colombian striker Fredy Montero was on fire during July, and the MLS as well as the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) recognized this, naming him Player of the Month on Wednesday.

Montero, who was also named to the MLS All-Star team two years in a row, guided the Seattle Sounders to a surge in which the team climbed out of the Western Conference lower ranks to a position currently challenging for a playoff spot.

During July, the speedy forward contributed two goals and three assists in five games, helping steer Seattle to a 3-1-1 record during that span.

Montero's hot streak began with a 14th minute goal on July 11 that lifted the Sounders to a 1-1 draw against FC Dallas. 

He had a surge of eight games in which he garnered either a goal or an assist. 

This ended in early August on Tuesday, with a 1-1 draw in San Salvador against Metapan in CONCACAF competition. 

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