"I figured if I'm going to take MLS seriously and want to make it a really good league and develop it, I should come now and not in three years' time. It took me three months to come to a decision of
what I wanted to do, but the guys here have helped me in my decision by showing me around the city and what they want to do with the team."
-- Fromer Arsenal and Sweden Freddie
, 31, upon signing with MLS 2009 expansion club Seattle Sounders FC for a reported $2.5 million a year. (Seattle Times)