The list of Designated Players grew by one more in MLS Thursday, as the Seattle Sounders announced the signing of Uruguay World Cup veteran Alvaro Fernandez.
A 24-year-old midfielder, Fernandez joins Seattle after last playing for Universidad de Chile in Chile's Primera Division. He made four appearances for Uruguay at the World Cup in South Africa, starting the quarterfinal against Ghana and coming off the bench in three other matches.
Fernandez's addition further raises questions about the future of Freddie Ljungberg in Seattle. The Uruguayan is listed as a Designated Player, becoming the club's third — unless Ljungberg elects to skip town during the transfer window.
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