The Seattle Sounders made a deadline day deal on Friday to shore up their midfield ahead of a final push down the stretch of the MLS regular season, landing veteran and 2008 MLS Cup winner Adam Moffat from the Houston Dynamo.
The Sounders dealt defender Servando Carrasco and a second-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft to Houston in the deal, the biggest trade on the final day for MLS teams to make a move before the roster freeze.
Moffat, 27, spent three seasons as a valuable cog in the midfield for the Dynamo, helping them to MLS Cup appearances in both 2011 and 2012. Known for a dogged work ethic and his booming long-range shots, Moffat scored seven goals in 62 appearances for Houston after a short stint with the Portland Timbers to begin the 2011 season.
Moffat began his career with Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid in 2007 with the Columbus Crew, winning two Supporters' Shields with the clubs (2008 and 2009) and an MLS Cup in Schmid’s last year with the team in 2008. Sounders midfielder Brad Evans also played for Schmid with the Crew from 2007-08.
Carasco, 25, appeared in 40 games for the Sounders since joining the club in 2011, including a career-high 19 games this season.
The Sounders return to action on Friday against Real Salt Lake (10 pm ET; NBCSN), while the Dynamo take on the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on Saturday (7:30 pm, Stream of the Week on MLSsoccer.com).