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November 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM

A quick look at Sounders FC’s history with designated players

Here is a quick look at Sounders FC’s run with designated players. Osvaldo Alonso becomes the 10th DP in team history.

Freddie Ljungberg (signed on Oct. 28, 2008 … traded to Chicago on July 30, 2010)
Blaise Nkufo (signed March 4, 2010 … arrived July 17, 2010 … bought out March 15, 2011)
Alvaro Fernandez (signed July 29, 2010 … traded to Chicago on July 27, 2012)
Fredy Montero (re-signed as DP on Dec. 1, 2010 … loan to Millonarios on Jan. 21, 2013 … loan to Sporting Lisbon on July 22, 2013)
Mauro Rosales (re-signed on Dec. 13, 2011 … classified as DP before 2012 season … DP contract ran up after 2013 season)
Christian Tiffert (signed on July 27, 2012 … bought out March 2, 2013)

Shalrie Joseph (acquired on Feb. 19, 2013 … re-signed to non-DP deal on Aug. 1, 2013)
Obafemi Martins (signed on March 15, 2013 … current)
Clint Dempsey (signed on Aug. 3, 2013 … current)
Osvaldo Alonso (re-signed as a DP on Nov. 19, 2013 … current)

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And here are some stats (note: stats only accumulated when players were classified as DPs, meaning 2011-12 for Fredy Montero and 2012-13 for Mauro Rosales):

Player Games Minutes Goals Assists
Fredy Montero 63 4880 25 17
Mauro Rosales 60 4206 7 21
Alvaro Fernandez 55 3244 13 3
Freddie Ljungberg 37 3068 2 12
Obafemi Martins 20 1466 8 4
Christian Tiffert 12 978 0 3
Blaise Nkufo 11 931 5 0
Clint Dempsey 9 651 1 0
Shalrie Joseph 7 428 0 0

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