March 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM
An updated roster after another week of personnel moves
Here is an updated roster with some personnel notes as of Friday…
— The main two additions are defender Ashani Fairclough and midfielder Philip Lund, whose signings were announced Friday.
— Defender Adam Johansson has officially been waived, a move we’ve known was coming since Tuesday.
— That gives the Sounders 29 players under contract (one spot available) with two unsigned guys still in camp, trialist goalkeeper Doug Herrick and rookie forward Will Bates. Coach Sigi Schmid has given no indications that the team plans on carrying four goalkeepers, so that’s something to keep in mind. Bates has also been recovering from knee surgery. Moving players to the injured list opens up roster spots, which could factor in later in the year, perhaps in the summer, if more signings are coming.
— Regarding international players, Seattle has five of seven spots taken up by Mario Martinez, Andy Rose, Djimi Traore, Obafemi Martins and Lund. I’m not sure if Fairclough counts as an international, since the media guide says he has permanent residence status. A team spokesman is looking into the matter.
— Former trialist Travis Bowen has signed with Phoenix FC of USL PRO, the same club of former Sounders goalkeeper Andrew Weber and a few other guys with local connections. Schmid indicated the team will keep a tabs on Bowen.
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Goalkeepers (3): Michael Gspurning, Marcus Hahnemann, Josh Ford
Defenders (11): Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Zach Scott, Leo Gonzalez, Marc Burch, Andrew Duran, DeAndre Yedlin+, Eriq Zavaleta%, Dylan Remick, Djimi Traore, Ashani Fairclough
Midfielders (11): Osvaldo Alonso, Mauro Rosales~, Steve Zakuani, Brad Evans, Mario Martinez, Shalrie Joseph~, Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Alex Caskey, Servando Carrasco, Philip Lund
Forwards (4): Eddie Johnson, Obafemi Martins~, Sammy Ochoa, David Estrada
Unsigned draft picks back at school (2): Lebogang Moloto^, Kevin Durr^
Other unsigned players in camp (2): Will Bates^, Doug Herrick#
On loan (1): Fredy Montero (at Colombia’s Millonarios for the 2013 season)
# — trialist, ^ — unsigned draft pick, % — Generation Adidas contract, + — homegrown player, ~ — designated player, italics — affected by injury
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