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December 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM

A look at how the offseason has affected the roster

Amid all the turnover and offseason drafts, here’s a brief look at how the Sounders FC roster stands at the moment. This isn’t to say all these guys are under contract for the 2012 season. For example, the team hasn’t yet announced a contract extension for Mauro Rosales (though it’s expected to come very soon).

Goalkeepers (3): Josh Ford, Michael Gspurning, Bryan Meredith

Defenders (7): Marc Burch, Leo Gonzalez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Jeff Parke, Zach Scott, Michael Tetteh

Midfielders (10): Osvaldo Alonso, Servando Carrasco, David Estrada, Brad Evans, Alvaro Fernandez, Lamar Neagle, Mauro Rosales, Michael Seamon, Steve Zakuani, Amadou Sanyang

Forwards (5): Mike Fucito, Roger Levesque, Fredy Montero, Sammy Ochoa, O’Brian White

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Here are your two additions thus far: Gspurning (discovery signing), Burch (re-entry draft)

Here are the nine subtractions: Kasey Keller (retirement), James Riley (expansion draft, now with Chivas USA), Tyson Wahl (trade to Montreal), Pat Noonan (option declined, now with the Galaxy), Nate Jaqua (option declined, now with New England), Terry Boss (option declined/retirement), Taylor Graham (option declined/retirement), Miguel Montano (loan expired, now with Montreal), Erik Friberg (transfer, now with Sweden’s Malmo FF)

A couple things that stand out. I’m not sure there are any true right backs on the roster yet, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the team is hopeful of adding more than just one. Coach Sigi Schmid has mentioned the possibility of adding a veteran backup goalkeeper, so that’s another thing to look out for. Forward is another position of need.

Expect the next three months to be busy, but what do you think of how the offseason has gone and how things stand?

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