There are about two weeks left before Major League Soccer's transfer window closes on Aug. 6 and Seattle Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer gave strong indications that the team is trying to make a significant addition before then.
"There's absolutely a very large appetite for doing things here," Hanauer told Ross Fletcher during an interview that aired during Saturday's pregame. "We are visiting and working on some ideas, some deals. We know those things can fall through, but we're confident we're working on some exciting things that will make our team better and address some of the things you're talking about.
"We need to be able to score goals and entertain fans. We're looking at things that will affect that."
None of this is necessarily new, but it is the clearest indication from a Sounders front office member that they are actively trying to make something happen.
Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey has suggested that regardless of any moves, the current players need to find a way to perform better even when the likes of Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins are missing. Without their star forwards, the Sounders have gone 1-7-1 and scored just two goals. When both play, the Sounders have gone 7-2-0 and scored 18 goals.