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GM confident of Rosales contract extension

The Sounders have concluded training for another day.

Afterward, we asked general manager Adrian Hanauer how negotiations are going toward a contract extension for Mauro Rosales:

"Good," he said. "I don’t think either side is urgently trying to get something done this moment. We’re going through the process. I have a great relationship with Mauro and his agent. Never say never, or it’s never 100 percent certain, but I’m confident that we’re moving in the right direction and will get something done here in the not-too-distant future."

A follow-up question on whether the Sounders are willing to make Rosales a DP to keep him brought a no-comment, which is a rare thing from Hanauer.

"I probably won’t comment on the size – that probably gives some indication to the size of a contract," he said, "and so we won’t comment on that."