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Here's our working list of Sounders trialists

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There are a lot of new faces in camp, and with Sounders 2's roster still needing to fill, there will be many more new faces.

Elroy Cohen
Elroy Cohen
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There are quite a few new faces at Seattle Sounders training. So far, our staff and readers have identified 10 of those non-roster players. Others will come through camps various phases, some could spend as little as a day with the team, but with Sounders 2 existing more trialists will stick with the organization than in previous years.

There are three former Sounders. Another three are unsigned draft picks (though a third round pick Andy Craven had a senior roster contract). The magic is in the three pure trialists. All are internationals, with two from Canada and one from Israel.

Former Sounders

Cam Weaver - The large forward had a poor season with the first team, but is a local who shows how a kid from Kent can become a regular pro. Likely gets the opportunity to play for S2.

Amadou Sanyang - A former CDM with Seattle and Toronto, who just had a strong three-year run with the USL PRO's Charleston Battery. He's still just 23 with six pro seasons under his belt (four of those in MLS).  He's a quick CDM that tackles hard. His passing needed work when we last saw him. Definitely S2 quality and could be a fringe 1st teamer if rosters stay at 30.

Duncan McCormick - Former Academy standout who pulled back from his commitment and scholarship at Wake Forrest. The box-to-box mid is now a regular with the Tacoma Stars. He looks ready to take the step into pro outdoor soccer. He reads games well, is a good passer and leader of talent. Fast, but not quick. Once rumored to have signed an HGP deal, but that has yet to come to pass.


Unsigned Draft Picks

Andy Bevin - Seattle has a ton of forwards from the very best in America, right down to a high schooler already on a 1st team contract. Bevin will have to have a great camp to come through. Trivia: He's the second Sounders rights controlled player who is from New Zealand and went to West Virginia University. Who was the first?

Oniel Fisher - Probably a borderline 1st teamer/S2 player. Team sees him as a right back. Spent two years at New Mexico and has a cap with the Jamaica national team.

Charlie Lyon - Currently the third keeper option, but Lagerwey wants at least four, and mentioned that not all trialists will make the organization immediately after clarifying the keeper situation. Was a standout at Marquette, saving more than 80 percent of the shots he faced.

Tyler Miller - still in Germany, but has a contract offer from Seattle. The team will know that answer by the end of the weekend. Was considered one of the top goalkeepers available in the draft.

New Faces

Resume Scouting Only

Elroy (Elroi) Cohen - CAM/Winger, 26, Free

A four-time capped Israel national team player, Cohen has only played in the Israeli club system. His last team was Maccabi Petah Tikvah and they finished 12th last season. Elroy scored three goals in Europa League with Hapoel Tel Aviv, also scoring six times in league play in '11/12 when the club won the State Cup.

Emeka Ononye - CDM/CB, Free

He's a huge player out of Wright State and K-W United FC in the PDL. TopDrawerSoccer called him one of the best CB's in the Horizon League. He was the Player of Year with K-W in 2014. As a junior was all league. Ononye is a Canadian.

Giuliano Frano - Mid, Free

Also a Canadian, this time out of Boston College. The midfielder isn't a goal scorer, nor praised for his defense. Which leads one to guess that he's a box-to-box type.

Jake Feener - GK, free

A product of Seattle University, saved 82 percent of the shots he faced last year. Especially if Miller doesn't sign, he's someone who will likely get a long look for S2.