RENTON, WASH. – The Seattle Sounders FC have completed the signing of Colombian forward Miguel Montaño, it was announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.
With the receipt of his P-1 work permit and International Clearance, Montaño will now be added to the official roster and is eligible to play. He has been training with Sounders FC since March 17.
Montaño, 18, most recently played for Quilmes Atletico Club in the Quintata, the fifth tier of the Argentine development structure. He scored 13 goals in 19 games last season. In 2008, Montaño scored 18 goals in 24 games for the reserve team of Colombia’s Envigado FC.
Last week Montaño made his first international appearance for the Colombia Under-20 National Team.
“Montaño is an exciting, young attacking player with a big upside,” said Sounders FC Coach Sigi Schmid. “He has pace and is two-footed. We look forward to his stay with Sounders FC.”
The Sounders FC host the Columbus crew on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (PT) on the Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders (MLS) – Signed F Miguel Montaño
Hometown: Palmira, Colombia
Last Club: Quilmes Atletico Club (2009)