While spotlight in the Pacific Northwest has been stolen by the much-awaited signing of Jordan Morris, the Seattle Sounders added a veteran MLS piece to its midfield in the mean time.
The Sounders announced the signing of Michael Farfan on Wednesday, who joins Seattle after spending last season with Eastern Conference side D.C. United.
In a strange sort of scenario, Farfan is reunited with Sigi Schmid and the Sounders, having trained with the club leading up to the 2015 MLS season. The two sides didn’t reach an agreement at the time, allowing Farfan to complete a deal with D.C..
“We’re excited to add an experienced and versatile player like Michael to our roster ahead of our upcoming preseason camp,” Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said. “We think Michael can come in and provide experience, depth and competitiveness to our midfield and we look forward having him in the squad.”
The 27-year old made 17 appearances with United in 2015, starting seven matches and tallying an assist. The veteran made significant contributions to Philadelphia prior to his time in D.C., playing for the Union from 2011 to 2013, before briefly moving to Liga MX side Cruz Azul.
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