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Striker Fredy Montero returning to Vancouver Whitecaps

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Colombian striker Fredy Montero has returned to Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps, agreeing to a two-year contract.

Sporting Lisbon in Portugal announced earlier Friday that it had released Montero.

Montero had 47 goals and 34 assists for the Seattle Sounders in 119 regular-season games from 2009-12. He had 13 goals and six assists in 33 regular-season games for the Whitecaps in 2017.

Vancouver opens its MLS season against Minnesota on March 2.

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Updated February 15, 2019

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