A report came out earlier this week from a radio station in the Caribbean island nation of Martinique that national top scorer Kevin Parsemain would be joining the Seattle Sounders FC. As of now, it not clear whether he has been offered a contract or if he will be a trialist, but nonetheless it looks like Seattle could be adding another offensive weapon to their fold.
— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) January 23, 2014
Parsemain is 25-years-old playing last for RC Rivière-Pilote in his home country after two-and-a-half seasons with the Le Mans B Team in the French Football Pyramid. He has scored 23 goals in 32 appearances for the Martinique Men’s National Team including a goal against Mexico in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. During the Gold Cup, he was used as a central attacking midfielder, and according to Sounder At Heart he can play as a center forward, second striker or an attacking midfielder.
The Sounders are pretty full when it comes to spots on the forward line and attacking midfield line with those three starting spots seemingly being occupied by Obafemi Martins, Clint Dempsey and either Kenny Cooper or Lamar Neagle at the other forward position. They have some depth with the likes of Tristan Bowen, Chad Barrett, David Estrada, Eriq Zavaleta, Sean Okoli and Aaron Kovar, but it does not hurt to bring in some outside talent to push the current crop of players.
Seattle also has a very good record with finding gems who come in as trialists. The one that immediately comes to mind is former captain Mauro Rosales who came in for a trial, ended up as captain, contributed so much to the improvement of the club and then left as a fan favorite in a trade with Chivas USA.
Sounders training camp begins on Saturday in Seattle all in preparation for the March 8 opener at CenturyLink Field against the defending champions Sporting Kansas City.