David Falk has followed soccer in the Puget Sound region since 1974. This blog covers Sounders FC, local college soccer, Seattle Wolves FC, Tacoma Tide FC and Kitsap Pumas. Send tips or comments to: goalseattle@gmail.com
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Roster update; Forrest in for a trial


We have received a roster update from Sounders FC this morning. It is posted below. Former USL Sounder striker Kevin Forrest, property of the Colorado Rapids, will be in camp today on trial. There has also been plenty of confusion over the status of SuperSearch winner Vini Oliveira. The promotion around that search seemed to say that the winner was guaranteed a spot on the final 24-man roster. The Sounders say today that Vini has to make the club just like everyone else, and is subject to being cut just like anyone else.

Dave Clark looks at the battle for developmental spots on the roster.

The roster is a hot topic in the GOALSeattle forums.

6 Alonso, Osvaldo* M 23 (11/1185) San Cristobal, Cuba 5-11 165 Charleston (USL)

Bojang, Mandou D 20 (11/18/88) Gambia 6-1 165 Ports Authority

16 Brown, Evan D 21 (5/1/87) Raleigh, N.C. 5-11 165 Wake Forest (NCAA)

33 Caugherty, Ryan D/M 28 (9/23/80) Pittsburgh, Penn. 6-0 173 Unirea (Romania)

32 Clark, Jeff F 22 (1/13/87) Yorba Linda, Calif. 5-11 155 Concordia (NAIA)

22 Dragavon, Ben G 25 (12/31/83) Monroe, Wash. 6-1 195 Seattle (USL)

3 Evans, Brad* M 23 (4/20/85) Phoenix, Ariz. 6-1 160 Columbus

1 Eylander, Chris* G 24 (3/14/84) Auburn, Wash. 6-1 185 Seattle (USL)

Forrest, Kevin F 24 (11/3/84) Edmonds, Wash. 5-11 170 Colorado

31 Fucito, Michael M 22 (3/29/86) Westford, Mass. 5-9 165 Harvard (NCAA)

26 Graham, Taylor* D 28 (6/3/80) Fair Oaks, Calif. 6-4 190 Seattle (USL)

Hurtado, Jhon Kennedy D 24 (5/16/84) Palmira, Colombia 6-0 183 Deportivo Cali (Colo.)

4 Ianni, Patrick D 23 (6/15/85) Lodi, Calif. 6-1 175 Houston

21 Jaqua, Nate* F 27 (10/28/81) Eugene, Ore. 6-4 205 Houston

29 Karkas, Jared D 22 (8/7/86) Upland, Calif. 6-0 160 Azusa Pacific (NAIA)

18 Keller, Kasey* G 39 (11/29/69) Olympia, Wash. 6-2 190 Fulham (England)

15 King, Stephen* M 22 (3/6/82) Medford, N.J. 5-8 153 Chicago

9 Le Toux, Sebastien* M/F 25 (1/4/86) Rennes, France 6-0 165 Seattle (USL)

24 Levesque, Roger F 27 (1/22/81) Portland, Maine 6-2 174 Seattle (USL)

10 Ljungberg, Freddie* M 31 (4/17/77) Vittsjo, Sweden 5-9 162 West Ham (England)

14 Marshall, Tyrone* D 34 911/12/74 Lauderhill, Fla. 6-2 195 Toronto

17 Montero, Fredy F 21 (7/26/87) Campo de la Cruz, Colo. 5-9 160 Deportivo Cali (Colo.)

23 Nyassi, Sanna* M 19 (1/31/89) Bwiam, Gambia 5-8 145 Ports Authority

34 Oliveira, Vini F 20 (8/5/88) Edmonds, Wash. 5-11 165 Bellevue (NWAACC)

7 Riley, James* D 26 (10/26/82) Colorado Springs, Col. 5-10 150 San Jose

20 Scott, Zach D 28 (7/2/80) Haiku, Hawaii 5-11 175 Seattle (USL)

13 Smith, Jarrod* F 24 (6/20/84) Havelock, New Zealand 6-1 180 Toronto

12 Sturgis, Nathan* D 21 (7/6/87) St. Augustine, Fla. 5-10 150 Salt Lake

Theobald, Densill M 26 (6/27/82) Port of Spain, T&T 5-11 157 Caledonia AIA (T&T)

8 Vagenas, Peter* M 30 (2/6/78) Pasadena, Calif. 5-8 157 L.A. Galaxy

5 Wahl, Tyson* D 24 (2/23/84) Newport Beach, Calif. 6-2 185 Kansas City

11 Zakuani, Steve* F 20 (2/9/88) London, England 6-0 160 Akron (NCAA)

*Under contract



Head Coach: Sigi Schmid

Assistant Coach: Brian Schmetzer

Assistant Coach: Ezra Hendrickson

Goalkeeper Coach: Tom Dutra

Fitness Coach: David Tenney

Team Administration Director: Grant Clark

Team Services Director: Vince Johnson

Youth Development Director: Darren Sawatzky

Equipment Manager: Rich Hawks

Photo credit: #11 Kevin Forrest on the attack for Seattle in 2008. (Jenni Conner)

3 comments:

  1. "The promotion around that search seemed to say that the winner was guaranteed a spot on the final 24-man roster. The Sounders say today that Vini has to make the club just like everyone else, and is subject to being cut just like anyone else."

    Good thing, it would be ridiculous to guarantee a roster spot without testing him against MLS caliber players.

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  2. There's some interesting discrepancies in the roster above. For example, how is Stephen King 22 if he was born in 1982? I wish I could pull that off...

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  3. Good luck to Kevin on the trial. He has had way too many injuries at really bad times in his career and here is to hoping he beats the odds.

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