Seattle Sounders FC continued their offseason retooling with the club announcing the signing of Swedish midfielder Gustav Svensson Tuesday afternoon. The 29-year-old comes to Seattle following a 10-year career in Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and China, where he most recently played with Guangzhou R&F of the Chinese Super League.
Svensson will join the Sounders in Tucson, Arizona where the Rave Green have begun its preseason workouts sponsored by Adidas. Svensson is expected to bring versatility to a midfield that has seen the acquisition of Harry Shipp and the departures of Erik Friberg and Andreas Ivanschitz.
The club’s first preseason match coming this Saturday, February 4 against the Portland Timbers at Kino Sports Complex. Sounders FC’s ninth MLS campaign begins on Saturday, March 4 against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. 2017 Season Ticket
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