It’s been an interesting couple weeks for Fredy Montero. The Sporting CP forward was among a group of players who were threatened with suspension after they were eliminated by Atletico Madrid in the Europa League. He was also among the players who publicly pushed back against the plan, which the club president eventually backed off of.
To some degree rewarding the president for changing his mind, Montero scored the winning spot kick in the penalty shoot out of the Taca de Portugal semifinals. Montero had entered the match in the 76th minute.
Fredy Montero! The former #MLS star scored the winning penalty to send #SportingCP to #TaçaDePortugal Final! Confident finish as they won 5-4 on penalties over #FCPorto, after the semifinal finished 1-1 on aggregate. #DiaDeSporting #SCP #SCPFCP #Sounders #VWFC pic.twitter.com/TCkJanV4xR— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) April 19, 2018
The win over Porto means Montero will have a chance to win a second Taca de Portugal, having scored the winning goal in the 2015 final with Sporting CP.
In completely unrelated news, Montero recently announced that he’ll be opening a coffee shop in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle.
Seattle Friends! A dream come true. So happy to announce that papers have been signed and @santocoffeeco will soon be opening doors in Seattle. It’s been a pleasure to have partnered up with @alexisamontero , @mikhail_g, @jessica_ghyvoronsky to bring this vision to life. We can’t wait to bring you guys some of the best coffee there is. Please support us by following our official Instagram and keep updated for the grand opening. Gracias amigos!! @santocoffeeco @santocoffeeco @santocoffeeco @santocoffeeco @santocoffeeco @santocoffeeco @santocoffeeco