The Sounders suffered a bit of a power outage at the end of 2009, at least their home scoring was way off the standard they started the season with and while they rebounded to score a few in their final regular season match, it was no surprise to me that they were one of many teams looking for a striker.
I am a bit confused on how a team with a DP already can sign the leading scorer from a top Dutch team with the restrictive MLS salary cap, but I am sure the details will eventually come out on the addition Switzerland National Team player and current FC Twente captain Blaise N'Kufo, who will be joining the club after the World Cup.
So far he has 9 goals in 23 matches and at 6'2" he is a real target up top for them, his age 35 could have been an issue over a full MLS season, but coming for the final few months might be just the thing that both he and the Sounders need.
I am still waiting to see if RSL will find their striker, and this should remove Seattle from the many rumors about Alvaro Saborio (check out Keepin' it Real for latest rumors and updates on him). I understand that finding a striker who fits in with the RSL "The Team is the Star" mantra can be difficult, add in the requirement that Jason and the staff believes everyone should play their share of defense (something most strikers loathe) and it gets even tougher.
Here is hoping that perhaps one of the players not on the roster that were at practice today, or some deal still in the works will bring some help up top for Real Salt Lake