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December 28, 2011 at 12:51 AM

A look at the potential roster after more offseason rumblings

A few things have happened since I posted a similar update two weeks ago: Mauro Rosales‘ new deal was announced, Cordell Cato has reportedly agreed to terms with the team, an offer was extended to Marc Burch (and negotiations have gone well), and Adam Johansson has reportedly agreed to terms, as well.

Here’s how things would stand should those last three transactions go through as expected:

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

Defenders (8): Marc Burch*, Leo Gonzalez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Adam Johansson*, Jeff Parke, Zach Scott, Michael Tetteh

Midfielders (11): Osvaldo Alonso, Servando Carrasco, Cordell Cato*, 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

* — not official yet, but expected

* * *

The additions: Gspurning (discovery signing), Burch (re-entry draft), Cato (reported discovery signing), Johansson (reported discovery signing)

The subtractions: Kasey Keller (retirement), James Riley (expansion draft, now with Chivas USA), Tyson Wahl (trade to Montreal), Pat Noonan (option declined, now with the L.A. 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)

You’ll notice that the reported moves puts Seattle’s roster at 27 players. The team’s final roster is expected to be around 29, but not until the end of training camp. Not everyone listed above is guaranteed a roster spot either, so by March this could still look very different.

What do you think of the potential developments?

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