"I just know that [the Sounders have] some good players. I looked over the roster obviously. The main name I saw was Freddie Ljungberg, who played at Arsenal. I grew up watching him play and I'm excited about him. I don't know yet [how I'll fit in]. I'm just going to go over there and play. I'm confident in my abilities and what I can do. Obviously, coach [Sigi Schmid] has seen some stuff in me that he likes, and he's got ideas and we'll see how it works out."
-- Akron's Steve Zakuani, a former member of English club Arsenal's youth program, was taken with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.