Could the Seattle Sounders add a player before MLS’s transfer window closes?
Today is the day MLS’s transfer window closes. The Seattle Sounders would not be able to add any players who are under contract from any other league in the world after this window closes.
While technical director Chris Henderson told Sounder at Heart a month ago and spoke about the possibilities of the Sounders adding a player during the transfer window:
“There’s a few guys that we watched [at the World Cup] that are non-DP players. Whether we have enough money to make it work without using all of our allocation money, because we need to make sure that we look at the long-term as well and balance it out, not use it all in one year. I think there’s a couple players that we followed, but most of the guys are going to be out of our range with having three DPs here already.”
The team certainly has a different potential player target pool than they did pre-World Cup. The team has lost two in a row, and the offense has fans having flashbacks to 2013 when Seattle nose-dived their last 10 games of the season and limped into the playoffs.
The defense has also looked less than stellar post -World Cup. There will be no sexy signings on the defensive side, a healthy player who can anchor the defense and spell some on the left side or as center back could be a valuable asset late into November.
The stakes could not be higher for a team who ascended to the top of the MLS table, but have suddenly found themselves wobbling and threatening to fall back into old habits.
The Seattle Sounders don’t have much room to add a player without dropping a player, but the potential transfer of Deandre Yedlin, could provide an influx of allocation money to help the team make a move.