That’s him in the first photo below, striking the ball this morning at Qwest Field as coaches and staff confer further down the field.
Karkas is Seattle’s third-round draft pick in the MLS SuperDraft. The team elected not to keep him on the final roster because he was dealing with a hamstring problem that wouldn’t allow him to fully train. The idea was to send Karkas back to his home in California and let him heal up there rather than keep him in Seattle where all he could do is rehabilitate.
Karkas, a defender, is with the team for two weeks, he said. The hope is that he can play in the two upcoming reserve games, and then another decision will be made as to what the team does with him afterward. Karkas has drawn interest from USL-1 teams so that could be an option.
This is Brad Evans trying a PK as Fredy Montero (left), Nate Jaqua, asst. coach Kurt Schmid and Osvaldo Alonso watch.