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On-loan Sounders’ striker Fredy Montero nets hat-trick in Sporting Lisbon debut

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Seattle Sounders’ Fredy Montero celebrates his goal scored in the 64th minute against the Vancouver Whitecaps during an MLS soccer game in Seattle, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Seattle won 2-0. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Dean Rutz) SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER OUT; NO SALES; MAGAZINES OUT

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With Fredy Montero having left the Seattle Sounders on a season long loan (and for all intents and purposes for good), Seattle’s loss is Sporting Lisbon’s gain.

The Portugese giants defeated FC Arouca 5-1, thanks to a hat-trick from the Colombian frontman on his debut with the club.

It was of the “perfect” variety as well, the label given to hat-tricks that include goals scored via the left foot, the right foot, and the head.

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It only took him one game in Portugal to match his hat-trick total with Seattle, as he had a single 3-score game with the Sounders in 2012 against Chivas.

Colombian national team coach Jose Pekerman is taking notice as well, saying just a few days ago, “Montero is a great striker and we pay attention to it.”

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