Christian Tiffert now a designated player with Sounders FC
We've learned today that Alvaro Fernandez was shipped out to the Chicago Fire via trade. Now taking his place is German midfielder Christian Tiffert.
Per a press release from Sounders FC we know the details.
Place of Birth: Halle, Germany
Hometown (Citizenship): Halle (Germany)
Last Club: FC Kaiserslautern (Germany, 2010-12)
Previous Clubs (chronological): Tennis Borussia Berlin (Germany, 2000); VfB Stuttgart (Germany, 2000-06); Red Bull Salzburg (Austria, 2006-07); MSV Duisburg (Germany, 2007-10)
Seattle Sounders FC has signed German midfielder Christian Tiffert, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed. Tiffert will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa. He will occupy one of three Designated Players slots on the Sounders FC roster following the trade of Alvaro Fernandez.
"We were extremely impressed with Christian during his visit to Seattle," said Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. "His character and mentality fit well with the culture we have established within the organization, both on the field and in the locker room. We believe Christian will help us in our push towards the playoffs and beyond."
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