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Weekly Update: Let's Get Kitted

The Seattle Sounders FC kits will be unveiled Wednesday, May 28th in Qwest field, the same day as the US v. England match. Coincidence? Yes, probably.

The official email says:

Please join us for the unveiling of your
Seattle Sounders FC Jersey

Date: Wednesday, May 28th
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: South Endzone at Qwest Field

In other news, despite his appearance on the front page of the Seattle P-I (slow news day?), French striker Thierry Henry is unlikely to make the jump to the MLS for the 2009 season.

Henry wants to play out at least one more year of his contract, "I don't want to leave, I still have three years of my contract left and I will continue here next year."

Honestly, who can blame him? Hopefully we will see Barca use him in his proper role as a center striker. If not, maybe he will be available in 2010... you never know. I think it all comes down to his international career prospects. MLS is not exactly the place to prove yourself ready for the 2010 World Cup. (Unless you are from the US or Canada).

On the other hand
, everyone has their price. The Seattle P-I reported that the Sounders are ready to offer US$10.2mn a season to the striker. GM Adrian Hanauer was unable to comment on the report because of tampering rules since Henry is currently under contract.

$10.2mn a year would make Henry the highest-paid player on this list, but would knock him down a few rungs on this one. His salary would be bigger than FOUR MLS salary caps put together.

The other question is just how much would the MLS have to pay for a player of his caliber? All in all, it is none-to-likely (Sorry Laurie!!). I will give it a 1.3% chance of happening on the Even-Steven Transfer Rumor Probablity/Credibility Scale, (ESTRPCS for short).

Also, the June edition of "Seattle" magazine has a feature on Sounders FC GM Adrian Hanauer.

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