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Sounders scouring the globe for DP midfielder

With the transfer window closing on May 11th, Sounders FC's Designated Player search is in "overdrive."

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According to Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated, the Seattle Sounders search for a new Designated Player is not confined to Sporting Director Chris Henderson and Head Scout Kurt Schmid. Wahl says that President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey is also on the hunt for a new DP.

No fewer than three Seattle execs -- €”general manager Garth Lagerwey, sporting director Chris Henderson and head scout Kurt Schmid -- €”are abroad right now in three countries trying to sign a new DP midfielder and another player as well.

Henderson and Schmid leave social media nuggets about their presence, but Lagerwey's whereabouts are unknown. Wahl's information says that all are overseas, and they are in separate countries.

Garth previously indicated that the club's search was for a DP and another TAM level player. Seattle currently is tied for 17th in goals scored, 14th in shots per game, 18th in shots on target, and take the 5th most shots outside of the penalty area. The midfield is failing to generate chances and the forwards are failing to take them.

It is difficult to predict when we'll have more details, but the fact that Lagerwey is also traveling the globe confirms the Sounders DP search is in "overdrive."

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