VANCOUVER - Playing against his old team will be special for Vancouver Whitecaps striker Fredy Montero, especially if he can find his scoring touch.

Montero and the offensively challenged Whitecaps will host the Seattle Sounders in a Major League Soccer match Friday at BC Place Stadium. The Colombian spent four years playing for the Sounders, becoming Seattle's all-time goal-scoring leader with 47 goals and 34 assists in 119 regular season games.

"It's going to be a special game," Montero said Thursday after the Whitecaps practised under the closed roof at BC Place. "At the same time its not going to be different than the other games.

"I want to give my best, focus on winning the three points. Hopefully my teammates are looking forward to this game in the same way."

Montero said only two players remain with the Sounders since he left the team in 2013, after Seattle loaned him to Colombian Primera A side Millionarios FC.

"It's not about the players," said Montero, who spent three years playing in Portugal before joining the Whitecaps this season on a one-year loan from Tianjin Teda of the Chinese Super League.