The Seattle Sounders have not been anywhere near good enough in recent times, but they are actively trying to change that by shaking up their roster as we approach the final stretch of the regular season.
A new Designated Player has arrive in the form of Nelson Valdez, while Andreas Ivanschitz has further bolstered the attack. Then, today Panamanian centre-back Roman Torres was acquired using Targeted Allocation Money as Seattle look to start climbing back up the Western Conference.
Torres should bolster the Sounders’ backline and his threat from set-pieces will also prove to be valuable. He helped Panama to a third-place finish at the recent CONCACAF Gold Cup and looks a promising signing.
See him in action in Sounders training below, along with some other shots taken by our North American photographer, Denise McCooey.