Will Blaise Nkufo’s Heavy Workload Be a Big Concern for Seattle Sounders?

The Seattle Sounders today announced they have signed Swiss international Blaise Nkufo from Dutch club FC Twente.

Nkufo will play out the rest of the season in Europe before heading out to the World Cup in June, and he is expected to join the Sounders by the middle of July, halfway through the MLS campaign.

Even though the Sounders knew they would only have the veteran striker for 15 or 16 games in 2010, they were not reluctant in pulling the trigger on the deal. 34-year-old Nkufo said he will be ready and raring to go when he lands on the West Coast, but I have serious concerns about him burning out.

Nkufo has played in 213 league games for FC Twente in the last seven seasons, an average of 30 a year, including 122 games in the last four-and-a-half seasons since turning 30 years old.

That’s not including other club competitions or international matches.

This season alone, he has appeared in 10 games in the UEFA Europa Leagu...

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