You probably didn't know there was an MLS waiver draft today. I certainly didn't. You know who knew? The Sounders front office. And they picked up a couple of players.
Dawyne Smith is a 6'1" Jamaican forward who was drafted by the New England Revolution in this year's Supplemental Draft, but never made it out of camp and has been playing with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in USL Pro.
Daniel Steres is a defender from San Diego State who was drafted by Chivas USA in the Supplemental Draft, but he was in preseason camp with the Sounders as a trialist.
The picks mean that Seattle has the MLS rights for the two players, but they'd have to negotiate a contract and find an open roster spot before they could actually be placed on the roster and play for the team.
The full release from the team is below the jump
Sounders FC Takes Two Players in Waiver Draft
RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Sounders FC selected forward Dawyne Smith and defender Daniel Steres in the 2012 MLS Waiver Draft held on Wednesday afternoon.
Smith, 24, was picked by the New England Revolution third overall in the 2012 Supplemental Draft out of Bethel University. Steres, 21, was picked by Chivas USA ninth in the second round (28th overall) of the 2012 Supplemental Draft out of San Diego State University.