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Sounders Officially Waive Christian Sivebaek, Sign Daniel Steres

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Christian Sivebaek had the size and athleticism to succeed in MLS, but never really put it together.
Christian Sivebaek had the size and athleticism to succeed in MLS, but never really put it together.

It should hardly be shocking at this point, but the Seattle Sounders announced that Christian Sivebaek has been waived. To replace his spot on the roster, they also signed Daniel Steres, who had been picked up in the recent waiver draft.

Sivebaek's departure does open up an international roster spot though, and presumably clears about $60,000 in salary cap space (the rough pro-rated portion of his unpaid salary). Sivebaek had said over Twitter that he was returning to Denmark to try to hook on with a team there. Even if he does, it's unlikely the Sounders would see any kind of transfer fee.

Steres has mostly been played as a centerback with the Sounders, but played some fullback in college and apparently saw time as a defensive midfielder while in the PDL. More than likely, he'll be used primarily in Reserve League games, barring some kind of catastrophic plague of injuries.

That Sivebaek was cut loose for essentially nothing is disappointing, as he showed some serious promise, but not all that surprising. He had only played in three matches and had not made an appearance since starting against the San Jose Earthquakes on March 31. He had also failed to impress in his Reserve League appearances and seemed stuck at the end of the Sounders' roster.