Seattle Sounders profile growing across Europe

Seattle Sounders technical director Chris Henderson admits their profile is growing across Europe.

Seattle Sounders technical director Chris Henderson admits their profile is growing across Europe.

In London last week for the 'Leaders in Football' conference, Henderson revealed: "You mention the name 'Seattle Sounders' and they're like 'Ah, you're in MLS!'

"These players can come to America now, and it's not looked down upon."

The team originally sought a good balance of players from around the world, and can now narrow its focus to countries that produce players that fit the team's style and budget. That likely excludes Europe, where player salaries are very high.

"For sure we want to make sure we get the best players for our club, no matter where they're from," Henderson told the Seattle Times. "A lot of times you have to travel the world to get the best bargains, especially with the salary cap in our league."