The Seattle Sounders Have Their First Sexual Assault Investigation

Here's an ad that was in the Seattle Times last month — and on the main page of its web site — featuring Seattle Sounders FC star forward Fredy Montero. Talk about unfortunate ad placement.

That's Fredy Montero, the Columbian star on loan from Deportivo Cali, touting the Sounders' first game of the MLS season, which occurred on March 19 (and in which Montero scored the franchise's first-ever goal). But evidently he's not adjusting well to life in the Pacific Northwest. Montero is under investigation for a sexual assault that allegedly occurred on March 22, and then, on Tuesday, for allegedly stalking the same woman.

According to a law enforcement report about the incident, the 23-year-old woman told police on March 31 that she saw Montero in a car near her home in Sammamish. The report stated that she feared for her safety because Montero allegedly had sexually assaulted her in Bellevue the week before on March 22, which she had reported to the Bellevue Police Department.

I have a feeling they may be removing these ads from Seattle buses soon.


And speaking of stalking, here's a fan who wrote a song about the Sounders' Evan Brown. Key verse: "So technically I'm jail bait, but that's okay/You're only twenty-one and I'm worth the wait."

Update: The sexual assault charge has been sent to the King County prosecutor's office. As for the stalking charge, police say it may have just been a coincidence that Montero and the woman were in the same area at the same time.

Sources: Sounders' Montero Subject Of Police Investigation [SeattlePI]