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Newly signed rookie ready to work and learn

Here's some of what he had to say:

First impressions on the Sounders: They’re in first place for a reason. The training is unbelievable.

On his thoughts after release from Portland: A bit of letdown of course. But I rallied back. I talked to my agent and I knew the coaching staff here and they gave me a chance and it worked out.

Describing himself: I don’t know. Ready to work hard, I guess. Hoping to get out there.

On what he brings to the team: Hard work. Just ready to learn. They’ve got a lot of great veterans. Easy to learn from.On training alongside players like Dempsey, Martins and Yedlin: It’s great. They’re all great players. I’ve known them for a while before, but it’s great.

On any contact from Sounders before draft: I went to their combine. We were in talks. They said they liked me as a player and we’re going to see what happens. I got picked up by Portland.

On Aug. 24 visit to Portland: That’s a long way off. We’ve got a lot of games before that.

On describing his game: Keeping the ball. Playing simple. Athleticism on the pitch.