Steve Zakuani edges closer to Seattle Sounders move

Steve Zakuani is set to declare for the 2009 MLS draft.

Steve Zakuani is set to declare for the 2009 MLS draft.

University of Akron sophomore forward Zakuani has signed a contract with Generation adidas and will forgo his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2009 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, a school source confirmed to the Beacon Journal.

Many MLS experts predict Zakuani to go as the No1 pick.

The Seattle Sounders own the rights to the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, which is Jan. 15 in St. Louis.

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