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Seattle Sounders Sign Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith

The Sounders have opted to sign the 29th overall pick of this year's MLS Super Draft rather than explore external options to replace backup keeper Terry Boss who is out for the season after suffering two concussions in six weeks.

Image Courtesy of SoundersFC.com
Image Courtesy of SoundersFC.com

The Seattle Sounders have signed 22-year-old goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, the team's fourth and 29th overall pick of the MLS Super Draft. Meredith spent the past season with the Kitsap Pumas, Champions of the USL Professional Development League, and started in goal against the Sounders in the Pumas' 2-1 loss in the third round of the US Open Cup. Meredith will presumably be third on the Sounders depth chart at goalkeeper behind Kasey Keller and Josh Ford. It is possible that Meredith could see action in CONCACAF Champions League play, especially if Seattle manages to secure advancement to the knockout stage before the group stage games have been completed.

Meredith was released by the Sounders in pre-season after a hotly contested battle with Ford for the team's third keeper spot, but his signing with the Pumas had all the appearances of the Sounders wanting to keep him close to Seattle. With the team's future at keeper still unclear, having Meredith in-house will give the Sounders a better idea of what they have to work with before settling on a strategy going forward.