Sounds Add Third DP In Fernandez

Sounds Add Third DP In Fernandez

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 29, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • Alvaro Fernandez, Designated Player

Alvaro Fernandez joins Seattle after a solid World Cup run with Uruguay. (Getty Images)

We talked a week or so back about this move and how much it makes sense, now its official.The Seattle Sounders FC have announced the signing of their third Designated Player, midfielder Alvaro Fernandez, who played for Uruguay in the recent World Cup in South Africa.

The 24-year old was seen at practice today with the club and will be available when the club gets his International Transfer Certificate.

Seattle is the first club to sign three DPs as Fernandez joins Blaise N’kufo and Freddie Ljungberg. No word yet on the possible move of Ljungberg, who is said to be on his way to Europe in the very near future.

This signing is a big one for the club and the league. It appears the expanded DP rule is helping clubs get not only better players to the league but younger talent like Fernandez. Also for the Sounders this move really helps put them in a position to actually make a solid run at the playoffs this season. Currently they’re only a point out of playoff contention and moves like this will only help their cause.

What do you make of Fernandez signing with Seattle? Happy to see another quality player from the World Cup come to MLS?

  • Steve

    Isn't NY red bull the first to have 3 DPs?

  • Well technically Rafa hasn't officially signed yet. They've had three DPs in their history but Seattle is the first to have three at once.