Update: Consider this post updated again following the signing of Michael Azira. The Sounders now have 27 of 30 roster spots filled.
This post has been adjusted to include Thursday morning’s signing of fourth-round draft pick Fabio Pereira.
Sounders FC moved a step closer to settling on an opening-day lineup with Wednesday’s signing of midfielder Gonzalo Pineda.
It looks like the Sounders have five of seven international slots filled, as well, with Pineda, Obafemi Martins, Djimi Traore, Marco Pappa and Damion Lowe (remember one was traded to Montreal in the Lamar Neagle deal).
Here is how things look…
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GOALKEEPERS (3): Marcus Hahnemann, Stefan Frei, Josh Ford
DEFENDERS (8): Jalil Anibaba, Chad Marshall, Leo Gonzalez, Dylan Remick, DeAndre Yedlin, Djimi Traore, Zach Scott, Damion Lowe%
MIDFIELDERS (13): Clint Dempsey~, Brad Evans, Osvaldo Alonso, Aaron Kovar+,
Shalrie Joseph, Andy Rose, Lamar Neagle, Tristan Bowen, Marco Pappa, Gonzalo Pineda, Fabio Pereira, Michael Azira, John Arroyo*
FORWARDS (7): Obafemi Martins, Sean Okoli+, Chad Barrett, Kenny Cooper, David Estrada, Kevin Parsemain*, Cam Weaver*
ON LOAN FOR 2014 SEASON (2): Jimmy Ockford (New York Cosmos, NASL), Eriq Zavaleta% (Chivas USA, MLS)
* — unsigned, underline — 2014 draft pick, ~ — USMNT duty, % — Generation adidas,
strikethrough — not with team (not in team’s plans), + — first-year homegrown player