The Seattle Sounders will once again be ones to watch in Major League Soccer (MLS) in 2022, especially with the signing of attacking midfielder Albert Rusnak on Thursday.
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The Slovakia international has agreed with the Sounders on the terms of a two-year Designated Player contract, which also includes an option for the 2024 season.
In five years with Real Salt Lake, Rusnak established himself as one of the best players in his position, amassing 41 goals and 39 assists in 140 games. He set a career high with 11 goals and as many assists in 2021.
“At 27, he is at the height of his career and he already knows our league very well. We are confident that this addition to our roster will position us well for success in 2022,” Sounders general manager Garth Lagerway said in a written statement.
Rusnak thus becomes the club’s third current Designated Player, along with Nicolas Lodeiro and Raul Ruidiaz.
Before making his MLS debut in 2017, the Czech native played in the Netherlands and England.