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Sounders open roster spot, place Andy Craven on Injury List

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Andy Craven has been placed on the disabled list, at least temporarily opening a roster spot, Sounder at Heart has learned through league sources.

The Seattle Sounders have placed Andy Craven on the disabled list, a move that gives the Sounders two open roster spots as long as both Andy Craven and Andres Correa are on the Injury List (sometimes called the Disabled List). Correa's spot can be replaced with an international.

Craven suffered an MCL sprain on July 17th. Craven will have to miss a minimum of six MLS matches before he is eligible to return to a league game, per MLS roster rules. He could, as Correa's done, play for S2 while recovering.

The secondary transfer window closes on August 6th. Sounders FC are not connected to any player via rumor at this time, but there have been indications from minority owner Adrian Hanauer and coach Sigi Schmid that they are pursuing attacking talents in addition to the already added Erik Friberg. President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey is more reserved in his statements.

Through the recently announced Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the club could add a DP by buying down Osvaldo Alonso's contract. They would then be required to sign a DP making at least what Alonso was prior to the use of TAM. They may need to make other salary cap related moves in order to make that happen.