Seattle Sounders recently brought in Damion Lowe in the Superdraft and the defender is expected to be a major part of the club’s plans over the next few years. Still just 20 years old, he has a long time to develop his game and become one of the best defenders in the MLS. Manager Sigi Schmid said that the club was looking to lower the age of the defenders in this transfer window and they have done excellently that after the arrival of players like Lowe. Jalil Anibaba was also brought to the club for the eighth spot.
At just 25 years of age, Jalil Anibaba also has his best years ahead of him. Lowe said that he is extremely delighted to join a club like Seattle Sounders, which also means that he will get to play alongside great names like Clint Dempsey. Lowe has also raised expectations by claiming that he has always been starting matches. Even though he accepts that it will not be easy at a club like Seattle, his expectations are already at starting the matches rather than being used as a backup. Seattle Sounders only manage a fourth place finish in the table last season, while they were knocked out in the play-offs by Portland Timbers.
“Our guys were pretty much gone at that stage. [Patrick] Mullins was still on the board, but we had made a lot of moves for forwards in the offseason. We felt we had enough depth at that position that made sure we provided ourselves depth and youth in the back. We were staring to get a little bit older there. We think he’s a young center back with a bright future. We think he has great potential. We were happy with that,” said Schmid have to the club completed the signings of Lowe and Anibaba.