The Sounders gained a player and lost one in today’s Major League Soccer re-entry draft.
Seattle selected the rights to goalkeeper Chris Seitz with the ninth overall pick. Seitz, 23, will join his third MLS team in five seasons. He appeared in a career-high 23 games with the Philadelphia Union in 2010 after being acquired in a preseason trade with Real Salt Lake.
Defender Tyrone Marshall, who spent the last two seasons with the Sounders, was taken by the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids.
The teams who made selections on Wednesday now have seven days to tender an offer to their respective players. If an offer is made and no agreement is reached, the club will hold the right of first refusal on the player’s services in MLS.
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The biggest name to go in the draft was forward Juan Pablo Angel, who was selected by the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Galaxy gave up their fourth round pick in the 2014 SuperDraft to the Houston Dynamo for the chance to take the Colombian, who saw his playing time diminish with the New York Red Bulls after the midseason arrival of Thierry Henry.
The Red Bulls had declined their option on Angel, who is their career scoring leader. He has not said whether he intends to stay in MLS or play elsewhere.
Other players whose rights were selected were Josh Wolf (D.C. United), Jimmy Conrad (Chivas USA), Ryan Cochrane (New England), Cory Gibbs (Chicago), Frankie Hejduk (Kansas City), Jeff Cunningham (Columbus), Luke Sassano (Los Angeles) and Fred (New England).
The Galaxy then traded the rights to Sassano to Sporting Kansas City in exchange for the rights to Hejduk. Hejduk, 36, played for the U.S. in the 2002 World Cup.