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Jan.
21st

Sounders have five picks in Tuesday draft

After picking up two players in the SuperDraft, the Sounders have five more picks Tuesday morning in MLS’ Supplemental Draft.

I asked sporting director Chris Henderson if there are still any potentially useful players who weren’t scooped up last week.

“We still have our list that we went through the SuperDraft, so we’re kind of going to go off that list,” he said. “It might be positional, but if go in order of who is left on our list, there is one or two guys that we hope could make the roster.”

It should be remembered that a productive

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Jan.
21st

Sounders open with new faces including two SuperDraft picks, homegrown player and 14 trialists

There were plenty of new faces at Starfire today as Sounders FC opened training.

Among them were SuperDraft picks Eriq Zavaleta and Dylan Remick, homegrown player DeAndre Yedlin and 14 trialists.

Coach Sigi Schmid commented about the latter only as a group.

“A couple look good,” he said. “Obviously, our draft choices are there as well, and DeAndre Yedlin. There were a couple of guys who looked all right.”

We asked the obvious question — how did it go — of Yedlin and Zavaleta.

DeANDRE YEDLIN: It’s definitely different. It feels good to finally be on

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Jan.
21st

Sounders officially announce Montero loan, adding he also signed multi-year extension with Seattle

Montero
Montero

The expected news was made official today: that Sounders career-goals leader Fredy Montero has been loaned to Millonarios FC of Colombia. But it came with the unexpected twist that Montero also has signed a multi-year extension with the Sounders.

Here’s the news release from the club:

Seattle Sounders FC forward Fredy Montero has been loaned to Millonarios FC of the Colombian first division for the 2013 season, the club announced today. Seattle also signed Montero to a new multi-year contract extension prior to the loan.

Montero, 25, is Seattle’s all-time leading scorer with 47 goals in league play – the third-most goals in MLS since 2009. Overall, Montero has scored 60 goals with 43 assists across all competitions to lead the team. He has recorded 23 game-winning goals and 12 game-winning assists in all competitions.

“Fredy has been a fantastic player and pro for Sounders FC over our first four years,” said Owner and General Manager Adrian Hanauer. “We wish Fredy the best of success with Millonarios as he continues to develop as a player. We hope Read more »

Jan.
4th

Revisiting Hanauer words in new circumstances

In light of the (still unconfirmed) reports about Fredy Montero leaving the club for at least a six-month loan, I went back to review what general manager Adrian Hanauer had to say about possible personnel moves during his postseason press conference.

Here are a couple of relevant quotes:

On if it will it be hard to keep this group together: “It depends what you call this group. We certainly have the salary cap issue, but we’ve managed our cap pretty well. As I’ve said and as happens every year, it will not be the exact same group next year

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