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Seattle Sounders Reportedly Make Offer To Poland's Jerzy Dudek

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Jerzy Dudek, most recently a backup for Real Madrid, has reportedly been offered a contract by the Sounders.
Jerzy Dudek, most recently a backup for Real Madrid, has reportedly been offered a contract by the Sounders.

UPDATE: Should have put this in earlier, but Adrian apparently told Joshua Mayers that he had not put in a bid on Dudek. Maybe not the final word, but probably not indicative a signing coming anytime soon.

Take this with the ample helping of salt, but according to a report out of Poland, the Seattle Sounders have made an offer to 38-year-old goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek. The translated version of the story is less than authoritative, as it suggests Dudek might not even be aware of the opportunity, but it would make some sense if true.

Dudek is a free and most recently served as the backup at Real Madrid. Prior to his four-season stint in Spain, he had been a starter for Liverpool and was actually nominated for UEFA's goalkeeper of the year in 2005.

Internationally, he has earned 59 caps for Poland. Dudek most recently played internationally in 2009, but was not on Poland's 2006 World Cup team.

If the Sounders have, indeed, decided to pursue a goalkeeper, you'd have to think it's more with an eye toward CONCACAF Champions League and the 2012 season. Kasey Keller has been enjoying a stellar season, although this is largely expected to be his final year.