Posted below is a look at Sounders FC’s roster following Wednesday’s signing of midfielder Blair Gavin.
Currently 29 players are under contract, though goalkeeper Josh Ford is on the disabled list, which opens up another spot. Steve Zakuani is also on the DL, but he’s closer to a return, despite not participating much in Wednesday’s practice.
Yes, there are six goalkeepers around.
Rookie Will Bates has been practicing as a right back, which is why he moves back. Several players like Clint Dempsey, Lamar Neagle and David Estrada can be listed as both a forward or midfielder, so that’s inconsequential.
Changes can be made up until the Sept. 13 roster freeze.
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Goalkeepers (4): Michael Gspurning, Marcus Hahnemann, Josh Ford, Andrew Weber*
Defenders (9): Djimi Traore^, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Zach Scott, Leo Gonzalez, DeAndre Yedlin, Marc Burch, Patrick Ianni, Dylan Remick, Will Bates
Midfielders (11): Osvaldo Alonso, Mauro Rosales, Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle, Servando Carrasco, Shalrie Joseph, Steve Zakuani, Andy Rose^, Alex Caskey, Philip Lund^, Blair Gavin
Forwards (5): Obafemi Martins^, Eddie Johnson, David Estrada, Eriq Zavaleta, Clint Dempsey
On loan with Sporting Lisbon (1): Fredy Montero
League pool goalkeeper (1): Doug Herrick
Non-contract players in training (1): Bryan Meredith
* — on loan, ^ — international player