I probably should’ve made a formal post of this earlier, but with Sounders FC preseason training heading to Arizona on Monday, this seems like a natural time to post what the camp roster looked like as of Saturday’s training session at the VMAC.
I expect to hear about a couple cuts on Monday when the team’s communications staff is able to confirm who traveled.
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Goalkeepers (5): Michael Gspurning, Bryan Meredith, Josh Ford, Andrew Weber*, Tyrel Lacey*
Defenders (14): Jeff Parke, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Leo Gonzalez, Patrick Ianni, Zach Scott, Adam Johansson, Marc Burch, Michael Tetteh, Roger Levesque, Amadou Sanyang, David Estrada, Andrew Duran#, Tim Pontius#, Wes Feighner#
Midfielders (15): Osvaldo Alonso, Mauro Rosales, Alvaro Fernandez, Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle, Steve Zakuani, Christian Sivebaek, Servando Carrasco, Michael Seamon, Cordell Cato, Andy Rose#, Jason Banton#, Alex Caskey*, Jonathan Prieto*, Andrew Vanzie*
Forwards (8): Fredy Montero, Sammy Ochoa, Mike Fucito, O’Brian White, Babayele Sodade#, Abdul Aman#, Darwin Jones*, unnamed Korean trialist*
* — invitee, # — draft pick
— White has been around camp, but hasn’t participated in any team drills. I would expect him to stay in Seattle as he continues to recover from leg surgery to remove a blood clot.
— Johansson and Feighner are expected to join the team in Arizona. Schmid also indicated that Harlinton Gutierres and Ever Alvarado, a pair of 19-year-old defenders from Honduras, would join camp, as well.
— Tetteh has been dealing with a hamstring injury and didn’t participate in the last few training sessions.
— Levesque, Estrada and Sanyang have all spent time at right back, so I’ve listed them as defenders. They can play in midfield as well, and either Levesque or Estrada might see more time at forward to balance things out. Things are quite fluid positionally in preseason.
— Schmid has indicated multiple times that there will be four goalkeepers in camp in Arizona.