The Sounders announced some expected news before Saturday’s opener: the team has bought out the contract of veteran midfielder Shalrie Joseph, who hasn’t been with the team since the beginning of preseason.
This is the 4th year in a row the Sounders have exercised their one-time buyout option…
2014: Shalrie Joseph
2013: Christian Tiffert
2012: O’Brian White
2011: Blaise Nkufo
The Sounders are left with 27 of 30 roster spots filled with more moves expected.