One Week After First Goal, Michael Seamon Signed by Seattle Sounders

Bill HareCorrespondent IJune 3, 2010

Last Wednesday, Michael Seamon propelled himself into an astounding category.

The midfielder trotted onto the Xbox pitch of Qwest Field in the second half of the Seattle Sounders’ friendly against the Boca Juniors of Buenos Aires.

At the 70-minute mark, the New Jersey resident—who had just re-joined the Sounders on May 18 after graduating from Villanova University—booted home a goal in his very first shot and touch, a rare experience dreamt of, but rarely encountered.

Exactly one week later, the Sounders announced the signing of the 6'1", 183-pound Seamon, who was the team’s second-round pick and 27th selection overall of the 2010 draft.

The 22-year-old Seamon enjoyed a brilliant career at Villanova.  A two-time All-Big East selection, Seamon led his team in total points each year.

Seamon started all 18 games played as a senior.  He contributed five goals and seven assists and was named to the All-Big East first team.

Sounders Coach Sigi Schmid exuded a note of exuberance on the signing of Seamon:

“We were excited when we had the opportunity to draft Michael.  He’s a player that can play a number of different positions in midfield and brings a special confidence and ability to our team.”

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