All of the needed paperwork much have arrived like clockwork today, as the Sounders have officially added Blaise Nkufo to the roster ... as their second designated player.
Here's the release from the club:
Seattle Sounders FC forward and designated player Blaise Nkufo has been added to the club's active roster, making him eligible for selection in tonight's match against D.C. United. Nkufo, 35, represented Switzerland during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. He played the past seven seasons for FC Twente in Enschede, Holland. Twente won the Dutch Eredivisie in May and Nkufo scored a club record 114 goals in league play. The Sounders FC plays at D.C. United on Thursday, July 15. Kickoff is 5 p.m. PT. Blaise NkufoPosition: ForwardHeight: 6-2Weight: 185Birthdate: 5/25/1975Birthplace: Kinshasa, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo)Pronunciation: Blehz KOOH-foLast Club: FC Twente Enschede (Netherlands), 2003-2010Previous Clubs (chronological): Lausanne Sport (1993-94), FC Echallens (loan/1994-96), Al Arabi (loan/1995-96), Yverdon Sport (1996-97), Lausanne Sport (1997-99), Lugano (loan/1999-2000), Grasshopper Zurich (1999-2000), Luzern (loan/2000-01), Mainz (2001-02), Hannover 96 (2002-03)