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Sounders waive keeper Chris Eylander

Sounders FC announced today that it has waived goalkeeper Chris Eylander of Auburn and formerly of the USL Sounders.

Eylander, 26, made one MLS appearance last season, starting in a 2-0 loss to Chivas USA on April 18. He also played in a 4-1 U.S. Open Cup play-in victory over Real Salt Lake. He signed with Seattle on Jan. 6.

He's a bit of what coach Sigi Schmid had to say about roster compliance this morning before this move was announced:

“I was thinking about activating myself to play but I don’t think I’m fit enough yet. So we will have to wait on that one. I think we are fairly close. Obviously there are some discussions we need to have today with some people but we are pretty close. I think we might be a lot closer than some other people are.”