The Sounders will be looking to sign a replacement gloveman for the retiring Kasey Keller and although general manager Adrian Hanauer says there is nothing to announce, he has admitted that there is a vast amount of awareness for the 30-year old Austrian.
"We know Michael well. He was here during the summer. Big, very accomplished goalkeeper playing in Greece. He's an Austrian," he said.
"We certainly don't have anything to announce. We have no contract, but he is a player that we like.
"We've made no secret that we are certainly looking to potentially sign a goalkeeper for next season, although we're also very confident in our young players here. If we get something done and dusted, we'll certainly let everyone know."