This has been a relatively quiet offseason for the Seattle Sounders, as they've effectively kept the team that won the Supporters' Shield intact. One of the few notable players to be linked to the Sounders was Danish winger Jonas Kamper, who was confirmed to be training with them during the offseason. That ended this week when Kamper returned to his Danish club after being unable to come to terms with the Sounders.
From the sound of his quotes, Kamper simply wasn't quite ready to move his family across the world. Since turning professional in 2002, Kamper has spent his entire career in Denmark and Germany.
"Things did not quite fit together," Kamper told Danish website Tipsbladet as translated through Google. "With such an important decision for the family, it took a little longer.
"Seattle is a good team, and with more time we had certainly found out a solution. But a decision was needed, and my gut feeling was just not 100 percent."
Kamper's exit likely leaves the Sounders still searching for another wide player and a center back.