Sounders FC officially announces signing of German midfielder Christian Tiffert as third DP. Joins team next week.
The basics: Pronounced TIFF-ert. Age 30. Twelve years pro in Germany &Austria. Led German Bundesliga with 17 assists in 2010-11 season.
Place of Birth: Halle, Germany
Hometown (Citizenship): Halle (Germany)
Last Club: FC Kaiserslautern (Germany, 2010-12)
Previous Clubs (chronological): Tennis Borussia Berlin (Germany, 2000); VfB Stuttgart (Germany, 2000-06); Red Bull Salzburg (Austria, 2006-07); MSV Duisburg (Germany, 2007-10)
The Sounders created room by trading DP midfielder Alvaro Fernandez to Chicago earlier in the day.