Photo credit: Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times
After Sounders FC’s loss to Vancouver this evening, reporters caught up with general manager Adrian Hanauer to talk about a number of issues: it started out about the Cascadia Summit, but after a pair of losses turned more toward on-the-field issues.
One issue that came up was where the roster stands as of now, and Hanauer said 27 are currently under contract and mentioned four that are not (rookie goalkeepers Bryan Meredith and Josh Ford, Mauro Rosales and one that might have surprised some, Miguel Montano). Hanauer said there could be another contract situation he wasn’t thinking of, so this might not be 100-percent official. Also not sure if that means Pat Noonan‘s situation is resolved. I didn’t think to ask.
Seattle acquired Montano, 19, last season in what was called a loan-like situation. Sounds like the team has to decide whether to extend it. The young Colombian made about $40,000 last year, something to consider with apprentice salaries at a $32,600 minimum.
Hanauer also said the team is hopeful of signing Mauro Rosales, something that they’ll work on throughout the week. Interesting to think how he might fit in financially and tactically.
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Goalkeepers (4): Terry Boss, Josh Ford^, Kasey Keller, Bryan Meredith^
Defenders (10): Leo Gonzalez, Taylor Graham, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke, James Riley, Zach Scott, Michael Tetteh, Tyson Wahl, Roger Levesque
Midfielders (11): Osvaldo Alonso, Servando Carrasco, David Estrada, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez, Erik Friberg, Miguel Montano*, Pat Noonan, Mauro Rosales*, Michael Seamon, Steve Zakuani
Forwards (6): Mike Fucito, Nate Jaqua, Fredy Montero, Lamar Neagle, Blaise Nkufo, O’Brian White
^ — unsigned draft pick, * — non-contract invitee