Sounders part ways with designated player Tiffert

Sounders part ways with designated player Tiffert

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Christian Tiffert #13 of the Seattle Sounders FC dribbles against the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field on October 7, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.

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by Travis Pittman

NWCN.com

Posted on March 3, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Updated Sunday, Mar 3 at 12:36 AM

SEATTLE  -- The Seattle Sounders and designated player Christian Tiffert have agreed to part ways after the sides agreed to a buyout.

Seattle announced the expected roster move just hours before its season opener against Montreal on Saturday. The move opens a designated player spot on Seattle's roster and the Sounders have been in talks with Spanish club Levante about acquiring striker Obafemi Martins.

Tiffert played just one half of a season in Seattle. He joined the Sounders in the middle of the 2012 season and made 12 appearances, but found himself in a wash of talented midfielders on Seattle's roster with the emergence of Mario Martinez, the return to full health of Steve Zakuani and the recent acquisition of Shalrie Joseph.

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