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Johansson eyeing silverware with Seattle Sounders

Adam Johansson admits he has come to the USA to win silverware with Seattle Sounders.

The 28-year old midfielder joined the Sounders from Swedish club IFK Goteborg last week and has revealed his reasons for making the move from his homeland to MLS.

"I would say both because of what I saw when I was in Seattle (to consider the offer) - it's a very big club with a big audience," he told the Seattle Times.

"Also it's a big step for me just coming to the United States. It's a long way from home and it's going to be a great experience, so I would say both.

"But I mean I wouldn't come if I didn't find Seattle a great club and a club where I can win something."

And Johansson added that New York Red Bulls head coach Hans Backe - a fellow Swede - told him that the standard of MLS was much better than a lot of foreigners think which also helped make his decision.

"He was really positive. He told me some things about the league that I didn't know and he told me that the league was better than some of the people in Sweden say," he added. "He has been there for two years I think. He told me that it's the same level as Holland and that it's a good league."

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