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January 14, 2013 at 8:43 PM

A brief look at Sounders FC’s offseason

Seattle Sounders FC Logo.jpgThe start of Sounders FC’s preseason training camp is a week away, meaning the offseason is just about over.

Here’s a quick overview of what has happened (or in the case of signings, for the most part, “not happened”)…

INCOMING: DeAndre Yedlin (homegrown signing)

OUTGOING: Fredy Montero (set to join Colombia’s Millonarios on loan for 2013), Jeff Parke (traded to Philadelphia Union), Bryan Meredith (option declined, signed with Swedish club IK Brage), Andrew Weber (option declined, free agent), Mike Seamon (option declined, free agent), Cordell Cato (option declined), Michael Tetteh (option declined), O’Brian White (option declined, withdrew from re-entry process so rights retained by Sounders)

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Here are a few other notes:

— Defenders Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Patrick Ianni re-signed.

— Sounders FC passed in both stages of Re-Entry Draft.

Osvaldo Alonso trained with EPL club West Ham United for a week and returned.

Marc Burch helped lead a delegation that traveled to Tanzania

Andrew Duran and Babayele Sodade have been recovering from ACL tears. Sodade said on Twitter that he declined a call-up to the Canadian national team to focus on his return.

Brad Evans and Eddie Johnson have been called into the U.S. men’s national team’s January camp. Adam Johansson (Sweden) and Mario Martinez (Honduras) also got call-ups.

— Lost weighted lotteries for Mobi Fehr (won by Portland), Gale Agbossoumonde (Toronto).

— Deal for Honduran right back Wilmer Crisanto reportedly fails (Yedlin is signed soon after).

— Incoming rumors have included mention of Joan Verdu, Nelson Valdez, Helder Postiga, Luciano Vietto.

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