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Seattle Sounders announce deal for Mauro Rosales

Seattle Sounders FC have signed Argentine midfielder Mauro Rosales, it was announced today.

Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Rosales, 30, has been capped 10 times (one goal) by Argentina and was a member of the gold-medal winning team at the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2001 FIFA U20 World Cup and the 2004 Copa America runners-up. He played the past four years for Buenos Aires giants River Plate.

"Mauro brings a lot of experience to our team," said Sigi Schmid, Sounders FC coach. "He's a playmaking type of midfielder with good quickness and clever passing. We're excited to have him join our team."

Rosales scored 39 goals in 234 league matches for Newell's Old Boys, Ajax and River Plate.

"I am very excited to start playing for the Sounders," said Rosales. "This is a great opportunity, to play in this league and for one of the biggest teams in the USA. I'm especially happy to be joining such fantastic players and staff and such a great organization."

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