Swiss striker Blaise Nkufo announces retirement
Swiss striker Blaise Nkufo has announced his retirement after 17
professional seasons, his last with the Seattle Sounders FC of the
The Sounders announced Monday that Nkufo decided to step away
after the team and the forward cut ties at the start of this
Nkufo, 35, joined Seattle following the 2010 World Cup, where he
played for Switzerland. In 11 MLS matches, Nkufo scored five goals.
Before joining the Sounders, Nkufo played seven seasons for FC
Twente in the Netherlands, where he scored a club-record 114 goals
in league play.
Nkufo, whose family lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, says
he plans to stay in North America and find opportunities to help at
the youth level.