Roster compliance day came and went with the Sounders making a flurry of tiny moves. The largest move of the day was the promotion of Oalex Anderson from S2 to the first team. The St. Vincent and the Grenadines striker signed a Major League Soccer contract. While there likely will be plenty of games he plays down with S2 (like Darwin Jones and Vic Mansaray), Anderson provides more competition for the youngsters and versatility at forward in the First Team.
Last year Oalex slotted in both as a winger and lone striker with the third division side and is expected to play similar roles this year. This answers the question of who will be the final forward on the roster to back up the Valdez-Dempsey-Morris grouping.
Seattle grew S2's roster by way of subtraction to the MLS roster, waiving Jordan Schweitzer and signing him immediately to a USL contract. There was the option of loaning him on a year-long loan to S2, but in the end the club decided to not use the MLS roster spot and signed him directly to the USL roster.
Rumors of Damion Lowe's potential loan/transfer to Minnesota United are still unknown, but Seattle's final move was sending Jimmy Ockford back on loan to the New York Cosmos. The club did not announce the details of the loan. His 2014 loan was for one season but this year may be different. Suddenly the Sounders appear to be out of centerbacks with only three 100 percent confirmed as options for opening day: Brad Evans, Chad Marshall, and Zach Scott.
Sounders draft picks Tony Alfaro, Emir Alihodzic, and Zach Mathers are still without First Team or S2 contracts.