Transfer window assisted us – Seattle Sounders’ Hanauer

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer admits the transfer window has assisted the club in a very positive fashion.

Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer admits the transfer window has assisted the club in a very positive fashion.

The Sounders recently added Swiss international Blaise Nkufo and Urugayan Alvaro Fernandez to their playing lost and although they lost Freddie Ljungberg to Chicago Fire, Hanauer said recent events had been good for the club.

"I think our team got better for a number of reasons,” he told the Seattle Times. “The moves in the transfer window, but also some of the work the coaching staff and the players have been doing over the months have begun to pay dividends.

“Our preparation, our focus, our mentality has gotten a lot better. It's always hard to figure out what the single move or impact may have been.”

Hanauer added that the team still had plenty of work to do if the this season is to be a success at either domestic or international level.

“We're still not out of the woods to making the playoffs, so we've got our work cut out for us,” he added.

“Obviously on our way to Honduras to start a big Champions League competition as well."