Jul 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Sounders FC midfielder and Make a Wish child Xander Bailey and the Seattle Sounders FC celebrate with fans after the game between the Seattle Sounders FC and the Tottenham Hotspur at CenturyLink Field. The game was a 3-3 draw. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Are The Seattle Sounders Planning A Big Roster Move?

With three roster spots now open and DeAndre Yedlin on his way to Italy in January, what comes next for the Seattle Sounders and company?

With the Sounders making some roster changes in the past days and coming months, the question begs to be asked, “What is Seattle planning on doing?”

While I may just be talking out of another part of me, it is definitely interesting the types of moves that they are making, seeing that promising midfield talent has been waived and losing a key piece of our defense may generate a lot more interest than one might imagine.

So let’s spin some tires shall we?

Like in my earlier article, Jermaine Jones is looking for a chance in MLS limelight. Meanwhile, the Seattle Sounders are opening up roster spots, one of which was just vacated yesterday in Fabio Pereira. Granted, Pereira never got his chance at MLS, hence why the Sounders released him. He may return, but for right now, let’s say that he won’t. That is the most probable.

Pereira was a deep prospect for Seattle at central midfield, a hard position for many teams to replace, being that it is a crucial role at all areas of the field. Jones proved that he has the work ethic and the composure to hold down a center position and provide a capable defender while countering and posing as an offensive threat.

This may just be able to happen due to the recent reports of Yedlin heading to AS Roma in January, a well-deserved honor that was coming after his performance in the World Cup and his overall growth as Seattle’s first homegrown product.

While the Seattle Sounders have 17 teams in front of them in the allocation order, don’t be surprised if they try and take a stab in a rumor-filled list of players expressing interest in coming to MLS .

While it is a long shot that Jones falls to 18, the Sounders will have the room and the money to give a run to him, in hope to strengthen the center of the field as well as the team in entirety.

On the back line, losing Yedlin is a blow that is hard to replace. Luckily for Seattle, we won’t have to worry about replacing him just yet, that is a job better left for after October.


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