The Seattle Sounders have signed perhaps the most exciting trialist of the 2014 preseason, inking a deal with Martinique international Kevin Parsemain.
"Kevin is a technically clean striker with a nose for the goal," Sporting Director Chris Henderson said in a team release. "He is a proven goal scorer for Martinique and we expect that to translate in MLS. We are looking forward to seeing Kevin debut for the Rave Green soon."
Parsemain, 26, scored three goals in the preseason, including this volley from the top of the box that had supporters buzzing and calling for his signing:
GOAL: Kevin Parsemain fires home from the full volley (via Major League Soccer)
The forward looked good up top and on a wing during the pre-season. The big question will be where does he get minutes going forward. The Sounders are stacked at the positions he plays, with Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey, Kenny Cooper, Lamar Neagle, Sean Okoli and Chad Barrett all vying for time at striker, wide-midfielder and attacking midfielder. Cam Weaver is another striker choice and Brad Evans and Marco Pappa are also choices for more attacking midfield roles.
Parsemain becomes the 29th player on the Sounders active roster, one short of the MLS limit. He is the sixth international player, according to the Sounders FC website, joining Martins, Pappa, Djimi Traore, Fabio Pereira, and Damion Lowe.