Seattle Signs German Midfielder Christian Tiffert

Seattle Signs German Midfielder Christian Tiffert

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 27, 2012
  • Christian Tiffert, Designated Players, Features

Christian Tiffert makes his way from Germany to Seattle. (Getty Images)

Just as the Seattle Sounders made one move to trade a Designated Player, they opened the door for another to come in.

Seattle signed German midfielder Christian Tiffert, the club announced today. He will occupy the open DP slot that Alvaro Fernandez once used.

Tiffert will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa.

The 30-year old Tiffet¬†was the captain of FC Kaiserslautern of the German Bundesliga and has more than 280 appearances in Germany’s top flight league. Tiffert has 12 years of experience in Germany and Austria.

Expect him to slot into the midfield with Osvaldo Alanso and be the primary playmaker in the attack. This should help open up doors for guys like Fredy Montero and Mauro Rosales. For one, Rosales could use a guy like this in the midfield to play off of, since he loves to play more wide than centrally.

This should be a good fit for the Sounders as they need that creative cog in the midfield to lead an attack that should be producing at a much higher level than it currently is. I like this move and cannot wait to see what it does to this club.