Sounders Sign Costa Rican Defender

Sounders Sign Costa Rican Defender

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 2, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • Player Signings

A move that I absolutely will pay off for Sigi Schmid has just become official from what I am hearing out west. Seattle Sounders FC have signed Costa Rican defender Leonardo Gonzalez. Gonzalezís signing will be finalized upon receipt of his P-1 work permit and International Clearance.

Why do I like this move for Schmid and the Sounders? First of all the club does need defensive help if they even want to think about a deep playoff run. Schmid knows that and his move brings in a veteran defender with plenty of experience. He’s been capped by the national side 59 times (including three at the 2006 World Cup) and is at the prime age of 28-years old.

It may take a couple weeks before he gets use to playing in MLS but I really have a good feeling for the Sounders if he pays off like I think he will.

Do you like this deal for Seattle?

  • pate

    Wow, sounds like a great deal … now if RSL can just put together a similar deal for a stiker, we'd have it made.

  • Wow, sounds like a great deal … now if RSL can just put together a similar deal for a stiker, we’d have it made.

  • soccer goals

    Good player. Costa Rica has become a hot bed for talent.

  • Good player. Costa Rica has become a hot bed for talent.

  • Soccer Jerseys

    Good move for Seattle. This MLS franchise really gets it

  • Good move for Seattle. This MLS franchise really gets it