The Sounders are set to announce the first-team signing of S2 forward Andy Craven ahead of tomorrow's Portland match— Matt Pentz (@mattpentz) June 27, 2015
Craven's athleticism, shot selection and vision with Sounders FC 2 in the USL are apparent. The forward/winger leads S2 in assists and is tied with Rossi and Jones in goals scored with five each.
The first team is currently without its star forwards. Clint Dempsey is suspended and Obafemi Martins is injured. Chad Barrett missed a few games with injury as well. The forward corp was so depleted that Sigi Schmid subbed Chad Marshall on as a forward in the loss at Philly.
Craven will be competing with Homegrown Players Darwin Jones and Victor Mansaray for playing time off the bench with the 1st team and is expected to be loaned to S2 when he needs games.