The long and winding road that will take Jeff Parke to parts unknown has gotten longer still. Parke informed Sounders FC on Wednesday that he will no longer train with the team.
Parke had been the Sounders' selection in the expansion draft. However, he wasn't under contract and chose to investigate career opportunities in Belgium. However, those didn't work out and he arrived in Seattle last week. However, apparently that didn't work out either, and now he's off to parts unknown.
After practice today at Starfire, coach Sigi Schmid said that Parke's bridge back to Seattle isn't necessarily burned. However, he also said that all concerned should probably assess their own best interests, including the Sounders considering trading Parke's MLS rights.
Meanwhile, the Sounders also announced that their 7:30 p.m. Saturday game against Real Salt Lake is a sellout. The game will be shown live on KONG/Channel 6.
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Some tickets remain for the Sounders' next home game, April 11 against Kansas City.