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Sounders waive Bates, four trialists no longer with club

Seattle Sounders FC has waived forward Will Bates, the team announced today.

Bates, 22, was selected by Sounders FC in the first round (5th overall) of the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft on January 22, 2013. He appeared in nine MLS Reserve League matches, scoring the game-winner against San Jose on April 19, 2013.

In addition, the following trialists are no longer training with Sounders FC: Omar Browne, Miguel Gonzalez, John McCarthy and Danny O'Rourke. Meanwhile, trialist Kevin Parsemain -- v=featured in today's News Tribune -- remains with the club.