2003 Mar 31

From today's Sounders news release:

Former Colorado Rapids Danny Jackson and Sean Henderson Sign with Sounders

(Seattle, WA) - The Seattle Sounders today announced the signing of former Colorado Rapids players Sean Henderon and Danny Jackson.

Henderson played with the Rapids from 1996-1998. The 6 foot midfielder was a member of the Sounders from 1999-2001 after his two seasons with the Rapids. In 1996 Henderson was the Rapids Rookie of the Year.

Henderson graduated from UCLA in 1994, then spent two years in the German Third Division with Tus Gelle. He scored six goals and nearly led his team to promotion to the Second Division after finishing second in league play.

While at UCLA, Henderson earned all Pac-10 and All Far West honors during his junior and senior years before becoming an Honorable Mention All-American as a senior.

Along with his older brother Chris, a current member of the Colorado Rapids, Sean was a two-time All-American at Cascade High School in Everett. In high school, the Henderson brothers shared two state championships and reached the finals the other two years.

"It's great to be back with the Sounder organization," said Henderson. "I can't wait to get on the field and help this team."

A native of Leeds, England, Jackson will help bolster the Sounder defense from his center back position.

Jackson was in the Leeds United youth program for 10 years before coming to the States to play for the University of North Carolina from 1998-2001. He was team captain for three years, including the 2001 season when the Tarheels won the National Championship.

The 6 foot, 185 pound Jackson looks forward to his summer in Seattle, "I'm excited to be in Seattle and look forward to helping this team," said Jackson after a recent Sounder training session. "I'm looking forward to getting minutes while helping Seattle battle for a championship."