Mauro Rosales and the Seattle Sounders are, indeed, discussing a contract negotiation. This should come as a surprise to no one, as Rosales has arguably been the Sounders' MVP and is probably the most underpaid player in the entire league.
"It goes without saying that he’s earned being taken care of in the future," Sounders GM Adrian Hanauer said. "We’re working on that right now."
Rosales originally came to the Sounders on a trial after his deal with Mexican Primera side Queretaro fell apart. With little to no salary cap room remaining when Rosales joined the team, he agreed to play for the league minimum of $42,000 a year. Suffice it to say, he has outperformed that figure by a long shot. In MLS play, Rosales has four goals and a team-leading seven assists. (Read more about his exploits here.)
From the sound of it, Rosales has every intention of sticking around for awhile.
"It’s just a matter of finding a fair number for both sides," Rosales' agent Dario Sala wrote in an email. "Mauro is 100 percent committed to returning next year. He loves his teammates, the city and the entire Sounder FC experience."