SB Nation Seattle: Not That Impressed With O'Brian White

O'Brian White was not exactly a popular player in Toronto and there were surely more than a few annoyed Vancouver Whitecaps fans at their team's selecting him during the MLS Expansion Draft.

Similarly, SB Nation/Seattle's Kirsten Schlewitz was not exactly enthused when the Seattle Sounders acquired White's rights in a trade on Wednesday, citing the presence of seemingly more qualified forwards already on the roster.

Forgive me for thinking that sounds a lot like Blaise Nkufo. Or even Nate Jaqua. What are we missing, Seattle? Of course, it could just be that the Sounders are trying to add depth to a squad that wants to advance from the CONCACAF group stages, win the Open Cup for the third year running, and secure an MLS title.

White has not been great during parts of two seasons in MLS, but he hasn't been totally terrible either. He's scored four goals in about 1,500 minutes and is just 24 years old.

Considering the Sounders only had to give up an undisclosed amount of allocation money, the trade does not seem like a huge risk.

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