All MLS teams met the league's roster compliance rules by the Monday deadline.
No moves were necessary to make Seattle's roster compliant. SSFC has 26 players, both signed and invitees, training in Argentina:
Goalkeepers (3): Evan Bush, Chris Eylander, Kasey Keller;
Defenders (10): Evan Brown, Taylor Graham, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Patrick Ianni, Jared Karkas, Tyrone Marshall, James Riley, Zach Scott, Nathan Sturgis, Tyson Wahl;
Midfielders (8): Ely Allen, Osvaldo Alonso, Ryan Caugherty, Brad Evans, Michael Fucito, Stephen King, Sebastien Le Toux, Sanna Nyassi;
Forwards (5): Jeff Clark, Nate Jaqua, Roger Levesque, Fredy Montero, Steve Zakuani.
Midfielders Freddie Ljungberg and Peter Vagenas will join the team upon its return to Seattle. Clubs are permitted to keep 20 senior players and four developmental players under contract.
MLS teams can still make changes to their rosters, but from this point forward must remain compliant with the following rules:
*No more than 20 players on the Senior Roster and no more than four players on the Developmental Roster
teams must be compliant with International player limits
*Team salary budget must be equal to or less than the amount approved by the MLS Board of Governors
For an overview of the 2009 MLS Rules and Regulations, which pertain to rosters and competition format you may log on to www.mlsnet.com and go to the About MLS section at the bottom of the home page, and then click on the Regulations tab. Official rosters are kept by the League and updated to the League and teams' web sites as signings and transactions are processed.