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Fredy Montero can’t be stopped.
The Sounders FC forward, on loan with Portugal’s Sporting Lisbon, has scored his fifth goal in three league games. His latest has come today in a big game against Benfica, scoring in the 10th minute on a header.
In case you’re wondering, Montero did have a five-goal stretch in three games once with Seattle. He scored off the bench against San Jose (Aug. 11, 2012) and Vancouver (Aug. 18, 2012) before capping the hot streak with a hat trick at Chivas USA (Aug. 25, 2012).