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June 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Forward Sammy Ochoa, 24, is Sounders FC’s latest trialist

Some fans might be a little confused looking at the Sounders FC reserve-game box score from today’s 1-0 win over the Galaxy. The goal scorer is indeed a new name: Sammy Ochoa, a recent trialist with the club. Check out the video of the goal above.

Ochoa is a 24-year-old forward who has played with Estudiantes Tecos in the Mexican First Division since 2006. He also played under Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid while with the U.S. U-20 men’s national team. In this old story from 2007, Ochoa expressed interest in MLS.

Here are some comments on the new player from general manager Adrian Hanauer.

“He’s a forward. We’re not sure quite how long he’ll be around. He’s one in a series. It’s going to sort of be a continual thing this summer, whether college players or former pros or current pros. We want to be a club that regularly brings players in on trial. This isn’t anything all that unique. It happens all year and will continue to. Good, strong forward, hits the ball well, decent in the air and a player that Sigi is really familiar with. So he’s probably a better person to ask if you want specifics on the player.”

Schmid declined to talk about Ochoa, but he’ll be another one to keep an eye on.

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