I am interrupting my regularly scheduled post becasue big news is afoot!
The Sounders are expected to sign two new players, one from Europe and one from South America, according to Sounder at Heart.
The European player has been confirmed. Levante attacking midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz has signed with Seattle. The Austrian is in his prime, at 31, but is signing only a “discovery player” contract. So we have still have a DP slot left.
Nelson Valdez, Paraguayan national teamer and Bundesliga veteran, is rumored to be the next Seattle signing. Valdez brings quality and a nose for goal to the midfield.
I found a video of Ivanschitz’s presser when he signed with Levante 2 years ago. He says he can play multiple positions, CAM, F and LB. I know we are all excited for a CAM, but another Brad Evans is a great thing for a club playing across multiple compeittions. Hell, maybe we can call him the Austrian Army knife.
— Raving Green Blog (@ravinggreen) August 4, 2015