The Seattle Sounders have extended the contracts of Zach Scott and Herculéz Goméz to the end of the 2016 season. The two veterans were previously only signed through half the year, but Matt Pentz reports the two have earned permanent spots on the roster for this campaign.
Herculez Gomez's contract has been extended through the rest of this season— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) July 7, 2016
Sounds like Zach Scott, too, will stay with the Sounders for the rest of this year— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) July 7, 2016
Not that there was much speculation, but this suggests the Sounders are happy with their veteran depth at striker and centerback and will not be looking for those pieces during this transfer window.
Zach Scott is in his 14th season on a Seattle team called the Sounders and just turned 36. Each year it’s expected he’ll play a smaller role (or retire), but he already has 8 MLS appearances and two US Open Cup starts in 2016. He could again approach his average over the last few years of an appearance count in the high teens.
Herculéz Gómez was a late addition to the Sounders roster, joining March 24 on a short-term deal. The 34-year-old former US international has also staked out his spot as a hard-working veteran presence on the squad, with 10 MLS appearances and joining Scott in starting both USOC matches this year.