Preparations for the 2013 season are well under way for Union Southern California. The first match is only 9 days away. The Blues inked three players today. Let's start with Steve Zakuani. The talented forward is finally match fit after an injury that voided out 2012 for him. The goals will have to come from somewhere in Seattle, and the belief is Zakuani will be that go-to guy. Next, Jerry Bengtson is young and full of promise and is expected to get lots of minutes in 2013. He takes lots of shots. Hopefully a large amount of them go in the net. Lastly, Joel Lindpere is an iron man. The soccer smart player should hopefully add some depth to the Blues offense this season.