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Sounders final MLS Draft pick is Panamanian youth national team player

Chris Bared played at Villanova in college and has 198 minutes with Panama’s U17/20s in official competitions.

With their third pick in the MLS SuperDraft, the Seattle Sounders took a dual-national right back who played in the U17 and U20 World Cups with Panama. Chris Bared is a speedy right back who played for Villanova in college.

As a senior, he notched a goal and an assist. He ended his college career with two goals and five assists.

Bared will be trying to earn a backup right back role competing against Oniel Fisher, Henry Wingo and freshly drafted Alex Roldan.

Seattle’s other draft picks were Alex Roldan and Markus Fjortoft.

Potential Sounders HGP Paul Christensen was drafted by Atlanta in the fourth round. He is no longer eligible to be an HGP.

The Sounders’ first day of training is Monday at Starfire, they then fly to Chula Vista, California, for a week of training away from the Puget Sound. Their next training day at Starfire will be Jan. 31 prior to their trip to Tucson. They will return to Starfire on Feb. 9. Expect a flurry of trialists, Academy players and S2 players to appear in fuzzy photos.

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