Major League Soccer

Montero fitting in with Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps' Fredy Montero, left, and Tigres' Guido Pizarro vie for the ball during first half of the second leg in a CONCACAF Champions League soccer semifinal in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) As Fredy Montero acclimates to the Vancouver Whitecaps, his previous experience in Major League Soccer has already prepared him for play in the Pacific Northwest.

Yes, there's the damp weather. But there's also the unique Cascadia Cup rivalry with the Sounders and the Portland Timbers.

Montero certainly gets it. He played for four seasons with the Sounders before he returned to his native Colombia for a stint with Millonarios. He also played in Portugal and China before the Whitecaps acquired him on loan from the Chinese Super League's Tianjin Teda just before the start of the MLS season.


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