Seattle Sounders sign Martinique international forward Kevin Parsemain
The Seattle Sounders have bolstered their attack with another international, announcing the signing of forward and Martinique national team captain Kévin Parsemain on Friday. Per league and club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 26-year-old scored three goals in the 2014 preseason with Seattle, starting four of six appearances with 248 minutes played. He has played professionally since 2004, including stints with Le Mans B and Évian in France. He most recently played for Rivière-Pilote in the Martinique first division.
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"Kevin is a technically clean striker with a nose for the goal," Sounders sporting director Chris Henderson said in a statement. "He is a proven goalscorer for Martinique and we expect that to translate in MLS. We are looking forward to seeing Kevin debut for the Rave Green soon."
Parsemain is one of Martinique's leading goal scorers at the international level. He started three matches with one goal as the team's captain for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, including the 1-0 win over Canada. He scored 11 goals in six games in the 2012 Caribbean Cup qualification and added two goals in the 2013 Caribbean Cup.
In the preseason, Parsemain scored an impressive volley (above) for the Sounders against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Tucson, Ariz.