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FIFA.com had a chance to sit down with future Sounders forward Blaise N'kufo. The story details his early struggles with the Swiss national team, and how he resurrected his career with Dutch pro side Twente Enschede.

"In Switzerland, people often didn’t recognise my true potential. Then when I went to the German 2nd division, the move was misinterpreted. That was primarily a springboard to get to the Bundesliga, which was my objective. Finally, I moved to the Netherlands, where my performances are properly appreciated," said Nkufo in an exclusive interview with FIFA.com.

It's a nice story and details just how good N'kufo has been recently. Far from a fading star, he appears to be just hitting his stride as he prepares for the World Cup, and then his move here.