Sounders FC covered most of the pitch in the MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday, when they added a goalkeeper, a defender and a midfielder.
With the 11th overall pick, Seattle grabbed Josh Ford, a four-year starting goalkeeper from the University of Connecticut and the 2010 Big East goalkeeper of the year. He holds school records for career shutouts (50), consecutive starts (85) and wins (54).
“Josh Ford is a very athletic, quick keeper who comes up with the big save when you need them,” Sounders technical director Chris Henderson said in a press release. “He made some good reflex saves at both our combine and the MLS combine.”
With the 29th overall pick, Seattle took defender Corey Attaway, a four-year starter for UC Irvine who had five goals and three assists as a senior.
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With the 47th pick, the Sounders added Sean Morris, a midfielder from Seattle University and Blanchet High School in Seattle. He is a native of Bothell.
“Being local, we had a number of opportunities to see Sean Morris, a homegrown player from Seattle U.,” Henderson said. “For him to get a chance with us is great.”
The three supplemental players are expected to join the rest of the squad – including the five players selected at the SuperDraft last week – when the Sounders open training camp Tuesday.
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