The word is out that the Sounders FC leading scorer won the honor. Montero was one of three Seattle players who were the finalists for the award.
Detalles del premio aqui por MLS en espanol.
From MLS site:
The Newcomer of the Year honors the player who is in his first season in Major League Soccer, but has prior professional experience, making him ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors. The award’s prior recipients were D.C. United’s Luciano Emilio (2007) and San Jose’s Darren Huckerby (2008).
Also Chivas USA GK Zach Thornton was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year.