The Seattle Sounders, with the 20th pick in the MLS SuperDraft, selected Michael Tetteh, a midfielder from UC Santa Barbara. Tetteh was a player the MLS has been targeting for some time, finally getting him to sign as a Generation Adidas player ahead of the 2011 MLS Draft. He fills a need for the Sounders, being able to play either in the midfield or as a left-footed wing back
Playing as a midfielder for UC Santa Barbara, Tetteh appeared in 15 games, tallying three goals and two assists in 2010. In his career, Tetteh scored six goals while tallying eight assists. As a Generation Adidas player, he will not count against the senior roster for the Sounders.
SB Nation's Sounder At Heart wrote up Tetteh before the draft, thinking Seattle may have a shot at him.
In light of the news that Michael Tetteh signed with MLS under the Generation Adidas program leaving UC-Santa Barbara with one year of eligibility it should be noted that the draft got a touch deeper today. The left-footed left midfielder/left wingback is a native of Ghana who played high school and college ball in California.
The Sounders traded down from the first round, still getting their man with the second pick of the second round. They have four picks in the round after stockpiling picks from trades and other moves.
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