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July 21, 2010 at 2:07 PM

Reports: Uruguayan mid Alvaro Fernandez to join Sounders

UPDATE 2:07 p.m. — Here’s a comment from Sounders FC:

“The club is continuing to look at all options to improve the squad during the transfer window. We are aware there are several reports circulating, but we have no comment at this time. If a move is made, then we will make an announcement.”

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Several reports from Uruguay (here’s one and here’s another) have indicated that versatile midfielder Alvaro Fernandez is set to join Sounders FC. The team issued a statement above regarding the move.

One report includes an interview with Fernandez where he appears to say in Spanish (of course) that he’s coming to MLS to play in Seattle. Fernandez, 24, played for the Uruguayan national team in the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, where his team was perhaps the tournament’s biggest surprise finishing fourth.

I’ve embedded the video after the jump — maybe someone can help with the translation.

What do you think of the potential addition?

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