Long rumored Trinidad & Tobago U-20 national and Port of Spain Defence Force FC player Cordell Cato is no longer rumor, nor trialist, but has in fact signed with Seattle Sounders FC. Cato continues the expansion of Seattle's international roster slots, forcing even more competition.
"Cordell provides us speed and versatility as he can play on the flank and up front," said Sigi Schmid, Sounders FC head coach via press release. "He's a young player with a good future."
Cato is a speedy forward/winger type who trialed with the Sounders last summer. Like other additions this offseason Seattle's pursuit started at least one transfer window prior to his addition to the club. He was first a pro with San Juan Jabloteh FC at the age of 17 and joins Seattle at 19, turning 20 in mid-July. As MLS and team policy terms and fees were not disclosed.
It should be mentioned that there is a YouTube video of an awful miss that misidentifies Cato as the offender.