Fernandez Possibly Joining Seattle?

Fernandez Possibly Joining Seattle?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 21, 2010
  • Alvaro Fernandez

Alvaro Fernandez against Ghana at the World Cup. (Getty Images)

Boy this would be a big coup for Major League Soccer and for the Seattle Sounders FC. World Soccer Reader (great site BTW) is reporting that Uruguay international Alvaro Fernandez is headed to Seattle.

He’s only 24-years old and he saw some playing time in the World Cup as Uruguay placed 4th in the tournament.¬†Fernandez most recently played on loan at Chilean club Universidad de Chile, scoring 1 goal in 11 appearances for the club.

Boy I can’t tell you how much this deal excites me for the Sounders and for the league. Getting a quality, young player like this from a country that just had a successful run at the World Cup is big.

No word yet on when this deal will be finalized and if this is the start of replacing Freddie Ljungberg.