The Sounders made two more offseason additions in Wednesday’s second stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft.
Seattle selected New England forward Chad Barrett with its first pick and Vancouver forward Corey Hertzog with its second pick. The team still has to come to terms with the players, as the second stage of the draft allows for contract negotiation.
The 28-year-old Barrett, who has also played for Toronto, Los Angeles and Chicago since 2005, made about $110,000 last season. Hertzog, 23, also played for the New York Red Bulls in 2011-12 and made about $60,000 last season.
Here are some quotes from Sounders FC sporting director Chris Henderson from a news release:
“Chad is a hard-working forward who has good experience in MLS. He has a nose for the goal and is able to play multiple positions. Chad has represented the USA at multiple levels, including a cap with the full team. Sigi has coached Chad in the past with the youth national team.”
“Corey is a forward we followed while he was scoring goals at Penn State. He has been a proven goal scorer in college and while on loan in the USL with Wilmington. His attacking movement is good and he has an instinct to find the ball in the penalty box.”
Midfielder Blair Gavin, whose option was declined by Seattle, was not selected and becomes a free agent.
It some other interesting picks, D.C. United took forward Fabian Espindola (New York) and defender Nana Attakora (San Jose). Toronto FC selected former MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario, who played for the Reds in 2009-11.
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1. D.C. United — Fabian Espindola, Nana Attakora
2. Chivas USA — Pass
3. Toronto FC — Dwayne De Rosario
4. Columbus — Pass
5. FC Dallas — Pass
6. Philadelphia — Pass
7. Vancouver — Mehdi Ballouchy
8. Chicago — Pass
9. San Jose — Shaun Francis, Brandon Barklage
10. Montreal — Pass
11. Colorado — Pass
12. New England — Pass
13. Sounders FC — Chad Barrett, Corey Hertzog
14. LA Galaxy — Pass
15. New York — Pass
16. Houston — Pass
17. Portland — Pass
18. Real Salt Lake — Pass
19. Sporting Kansas City — Pass