The list of trialists got a little shorter on Friday as the Seattle Sounders announced they'd cut ties with Sergio Mota, Anthony Wallace and Ben Speas. Mota spent last year with S2, while Wallace was a left back with the New York Red Bulls and Speas was a midfielder with the Columbus Crew.
Mota is probably the most notable of the cuts, having been one of the four S2 players who the team thought highly enough to give a shot with the first team. Mota showed some attacking flair and was a decent passer, but will be best remembered for the red card he received for a two-footed kick to the groin of a LA Galaxy II player.
Mota was ultimately suspended three games for the kick -- which was probably a light punishment -- and was labelled the "world's worst person" by ESPN's Keith Olbermann. Mota reportedly had an opportunity in Brazil and will be leaving the Sounders' organization entirely.
Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey said the team plans to make one more signing.
Lagerwey says Sounders main remaining decisions are at CB. 5 or 6 there impacts number of mids and maybe even forwards kept.— Don Ruiz (@donruiztnt) February 5, 2016