The Portland Timbers signed Mikael Silvestre but to do so had to trade with the Sounders.
Among the players chosen by the Sounders in the Supplemental Draft is former U.S. youth international Will Bates, who was a prolific scorer at Virginia.
On Tuesday January 22nd MLS will conduct the Supplemental Draft. This is a list of some potential finds. The Seattle Sounders hold the 5th, 16th, 35th, 54th and 73rd picks at this time.
The draft experts have weighed in and the consensus seems to be that the Sounders did no worse than a "B," with a few considering their draft among the best in the league.
When the Sounders saw Zavaleta's stock fall it was their opportunity to get a few years of high quality off cap defensive play. In Remick they acquired their second ever Ivy Leaguer, this time a smart left back that ranges the touchline.
Dylan Tucker-Gangnes and Fernando Monge, both Pac-12 seniors from the Seattle area, were selected in the 2013 draft. Tucker-Gangnes will play for Portland, while Monge will go to Montreal. Two other notable Seattle-area natives were not selected.
With left back looming as a trouble spot on the roster heading into the 2013 MLS season, Seattle Sounders FC improved its depth at the position by selecting Dylan Remick.
Trading with Toronto FC to move up six picks, Seattle Sounders FC selected Indiana's Eriq Zavaleta in the SuperDraft. He is a versatile player who fits two needs on Seattle's roster.
Sporting Director Chris Henderson added to what is a growing consensus that the Sounders are looking to bolster their defense in the draft, but is that just a smokescreen?
Putting on Adrian Hanauer and Sigi Schmid's hats the mock draft was an opportunity in capturing talent overlooked by other teams. Both went to college in California and have Cascadia youth history.
The Seattle Sounders need inexpensive depth this year and will likely look to the MLS Draft as one source for talent. The College Cup was a great showcase of some of the top prospects for this year's draft.
Kurt Schmid talks about scouting college players and the balance of effort towards scouting Homegrown eligible players and draftable guys.
With the 15th and 34th picks in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, the Seattle Sounders best hopes are to find a useful midfielder or defender. Effective forwards are rarely found so late.