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Another forward signs with Sounders 2

St. Vincent international Oalex Anderson already has minutes in league games for S2, and his official position on the roster was announced today.

S2's crop of forwards is growing.
S2's crop of forwards is growing.
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The day after getting his first start for Sounders FC 2 in the loss to the Tulsa Roughnecks, Oalex Anderson is officially a member of the squad, the club announced Friday. The 19 year old with the odd name (it's pronounced OH-lex, not WAH-lex) was most recently playing in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division on loan from System 3 FC in his home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

"Oalex is a very exciting young forward who has already played in FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches," S2 Head Coach Ezra Hendrickson said. "To have so much pedigree at such a young age, we believe he has a lot of potential with us moving forward."

That pedigree includes being top scorer in the NLA Premier League with System 3 FC in 2013 and bagging 12 goals in 18 appearances during his stint in Antigua and Barbuda last year. He ha also scored seven  goals for his country since his debut last February with his national team.

The small forward (5'-8", 155 lbs) already has two appearances for S2, coming in to replace Andres Correa in the dying moments of the win over Timbers 2. Anderson (donning a large cast over his forearm and wrist) then put in a 64-minute shift last night against Tulsa before being replaced by Oniel Fisher.

With lots of movement between S2 and the first team, Anderson offers Coach Hendrickson another choice when he doesn't have the option of borrowing from the Sounders young corps of attacking players (or when S2 plays two matches in three days as they do this week).

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