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Seattle Sounders snap up Houston Dynamo defender Ianni

Patrick Ianni, a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, has been acquired by Seattle Sounders FC from the Houston Dynamo in exchange for a conditional 2010 MLS SuperDraft selection. "Ianni gives us a young, experienced central defender with a big upside," said Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid. "He's very strong in the air, which is something we need to add to our team right now."

Houston receives Seattle's third-round pick in 2010. However, if Ianni plays in 20 or more MLS regular season and playoffs games, Houston will instead get the Sounders FC second-round selection.

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