After a few preseason matches worth of buildup, we now have a name attached to the man who up til now had been known only as #TheTrialist. It turns out its former Argentine international Mauro Rosales, a name you are probably not familiar with unless you follow South American soccer pretty closely.
Familiar name or not, the 30-year-old has a reasonably impressive resume. He was most recently linked with the Mexican Primera's Queretaro FC (although he apparently failed a physical and never made an appearance) and spent the last few seasons with Argentine power River Plate, appearing in 63 matches over four seasons. Prior to that, he spent three seasons with Dutch power Ajax and has even made 10 appearances with the Argentina national team from 2004-05. He also played on the gold-medal winning Argentina Olympic team in 2004. He appears to play primarily right mid, but has not been a scorer at any of his previous stops.
In other roster news, Danny Earls and Richard Martinez are no longer training with the team. That would seem to leave the Sounders with 32 players in camp vying for as many as 30 roster spots.