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September 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

A stop and chat with trialist George Ogararu

Sounders FC have a new trialist in camp, Romanian defender George Ogararu. The 32-year-old right back played the final 45 minutes in Sunday’s reserve game and spoke briefly with the media afterward:

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(How has your experience been so far?) “Good. Very good. I’m very surprised in what I see over here — a good atmosphere and a good club and a good environment. Today I didn’t expect it to be that loud.”

(We’re you at the game Saturday?) “Yeah, I was at the game.”

(What’d you think?) “I was very enthusiastic about it. I watched the game together with Mauro (Rosales) and it was a really, really nice game.”

(Do you have a relationship with Rosales?) “Yes, we know each other from Ajax. We’ve been friends ever since.”

(Did he play a part in bringing you here?) “Yeah, he told me about the club and he told me it’s a fantastic club. And he was right.”

(What’s your contract situation?) “I’ve finished my contact in Sion in Switzerland. I’m free of contract.”

(Have you been thinking about MLS as an option?) “I was thinking about it and after I spoke with Mauro … I just said, ‘OK, it will be a good, nice experience,’ and we’ll see how it goes.”

(Do you hope to be with the team the rest of this year or for next year? What are your hopes?) “I’ll try to do my best over here and then we’ll see with the club what they want to do.”

(Do you have plans for how long you’ll be here?) “As long as possible.”

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