It’s been real Seattle, gotta find another team to play on!! Thank you sounders
— Babayele Sodade (@Babs0307) February 27, 2013
As you can see from the tweet above, it appears second-year forward Babayele Sodade has been cut from the Sounders. The team had no update to provide as of Tuesday night, but I’d expect an announcement soon.
In some other quick news, supplemental draft pick Kevin Durr is no longer with the team and has returned to school at the Air Force Academy.
Another draft pick, Jennings Rex, is also no longer with the team.
The Sounders maintain the MLS rights to Durr and Rex.
Regarding a couple other guys who weren’t around Tuesday, defender Djimi Traore has been away from the team the past few days, presumably to handle visa issues ahead of a permanent move. He was expected back tonight. Invitee goalkeeper Doug Herrick also is gone, presumably for 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers with the Guamanian national team (something coach Sigi Schmid mentioned a couple weeks ago).
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Goalkeepers (3): Michael Gspurning, Marcus Hahnemann, Josh Ford
Defenders (12): Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Zach Scott, Adam Johansson, Leo Gonzalez, Marc Burch, Andrew Duran, DeAndre Yedlin+, Eriq Zavaleta%, Dylan Remick, Djimi Traore, Anshani Fairclough#
Midfielders (12): Osvaldo Alonso, Mauro Rosales, Steve Zakuani, Brad Evans, Mario Martinez, Shalrie Joseph, Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Alex Caskey, Servando Carrasco, Philip Lund#, Stephen Okai>
Forwards (5): Eddie Johnson, Sammy Ochoa, David Estrada, Will Bates^, Travis Bowen#
Absent, expected to be bought out (1): Christian Tiffert
Back at school (2): Lebogang Moloto^, Kevin Durr^
International duty (1): Doug Herrick# (Guam, 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers)
Not expected to be part of camp (2): Cordell Cato~, Blair Gavin#
# — trialist, ^ — unsigned draft pick, % — signed to Generation Adidas contract, italics — affected by injury, + — signed homegrown player, ~ — Sounders own his MLS rights, currently in camp with San Jose, > — MLS rights controlled by Philadelphia