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Sounders need goal scoring out of SuperDraft

Good piece on the MLS website taking a team-by-team look at each club's needs heading into next week's SuperDraft.

Here's their take on the Sounders:

Seattle: With just 15 players on the roster, including headliner Freddie Ljungberg, who won't be tearing up the flanks any time soon, the newbie Sounders could use a little bit of everything. (Well, Sigi Schmid's team is set at goalkeeper, with Kasey Keller in command. But they'll need a little of everything else.)

At present, they're probably best stocked in the midfield, where Brad Evans, Khano Smith, Nathan Sturgis, Peter Vagenas, Stephen King and the recovering Ljungberg present some good options. But they'll need more bodies in defense and at striker, plus depth for the midfield. As for another recognizable name, look for someone with "goal scorer" on his resume. At present, former Toronto reserve Jarrod Smith and Sebastian Le Toux are the only two strikers signed up. Le Toux had 14 goals in 30 games last year in USL for the Sounders; he'll be monitored closely this year as a test-case for how a big scorer in USL stands up in the MLS game.

And here's the whole story.