One of the more intriguing roster camp battles was settled Wednesday when Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid said rookie Josh Ford had won the job as the third goalkeeper — see more in the posts below. Fellow rookie Bryan Meredith (pictured), who came in and remains with high regard, is no longer with the team.
I count 30 players still in camp. We’ll wait for the official announcement before we list Ford as signed. Miguel Montano is unsigned. Pat Noonan and Mauro Rosales also have somewhat unresolved situations.
With Mike Fucito out 3-6 weeks, he remains an IR possibility as well, which would open a roster spot if Schmid is still committed to carrying 28.
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Goalkeepers (3): Terry Boss, Josh Ford^, Kasey Keller
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 (not official yet), * — invitee