WAG of the Week: Alexis Montero

MsMonteroSeattle Sounders striker Fredy Montero is about to become ex-Seattle Sounders striker Fredy Montero, and while his impending loan to Colombian side Millonarios is probably regrettable for most SSFC fans (his playoff failures notwithstanding), the deeper loss for MLS fans may be that of Fredy’s missus, Alexis, left.

Born Alexis Immig, she became Mrs. Montero last April. Married life apparently agreed with Fredy, as he bagged MLS career highs in goals (13) and assists (4) in 2012, and helped Seattle to a 15-8-11 record and their fourth straight berth in the MLS playoffs.

But there, again, Montero came up short, failing to score a goal or produce an assist in the postseason for the fourth consecutive season. But enough about Montero’s shortcomings, and back to his better half. Here she is again:


And again, on her way to cheer on her man CenturyLink Field:


It looks like she won’t be doing that in 2013, and the Emerald City will be a little less lustrous for it.

Robbie Keane and Not-Unattractive Wife Land In LA

The newest member of the Los Angeles Galaxy landed at LAX yesterday, strolling through the terminal alongside his wife, Claudine, and greeted by a sizable media contingent.

Keane, who will be available for LA’s match against San Jose on Saturday night, gave his first U.S. interview to Yahoo Sports’ Martin Rogers. Here’s a quote:

“Coming at this stage of the season is interesting because the Galaxy are doing well, and I want to help that continue. … I am fit and hungry and ready to go. I hope that they will just throw me in the deep end and let me show what I can do.”

He also said—ah screw it; it’s Friday afternoon: Some observers found that Keane’s airport companion brightened up the drab LAX terminal considerably, and they may have a point.

But we can’t be sure without further evidence:

It’s possible…

Okay, we’ll concede the point.

Don’t forget to set your BPFL rosters, folks. You have unlimited transfers up until Saturday morning’s deadline, and the site promises—promises—that it will have our fixtures up for Week 1 (retroactively) and Week 2 in time for the start of the weekend games. We hope so.

Enjoy the games, and the weekend.

Kick Off Your Holiday Weekend with Salomé Onyewu

We haven’t had any gratuitous T&A up at BP since the World Cup draw way back in December, so let’s put a stop to that ignominious run with a few shots of U.S. and AC Milan centerback Oguchi Onyewu’s better half, Salomé.

The big defender’s form and fitness for South Africa 2010 may be in doubt, but one thing is certain, his girl is off the meter.

This next one is, according to Google image search, also Salomé, but we’re not sure it’s the same person. We leave it up to you to determine; enjoy that task, and the weekend.