The Seattle Sounders are looking to regain their footing in the Western Conference and have already added one international this week, Austrian Andreas Ivanschitz, to help bolster their attack.
Could another prominent international soon be joining the Supporters' Shield holders?
Reports out of Paraguay and from SB Nation's Sounder At Heart blog are that forward Nelson Haedo Valdez will be joining Seattle ahead of the close of the MLS transfer window on Thursday. Valdez, 31, was also reportedly spotted at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport being greeted by Sounders president Garth Lagerwey on Wednesday.
Valdez most recently played for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt. He has also played in Germany for Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund, Spain's Hércules and Valencia, Russian side Rubin Kazan, Saudi Arabia's Al Jazira, and Greek club Olympiacos, in addition to getting his start with Paraguayan side Tembetary.
He has been a Paraguayan international since 2004 and appeared in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, as well as the 2011 and 2015 Copa América tournaments. Valdez scored in this year's Copa América in a comeback draw against eventual finalists Argentina.