SEATTLE, WASH.– Seattle Sounders FC announced today that it has exercised the 2023 contract options of several players, bringing the club’s roster to 23 contracted players heading into next season. Following the conclusion of Seattle’s 2022 campaign, the Rave Green has now officially entered the 2022-2023 season, with preparations underway for next year.
“2022 will be remembered as the year Sounders FC cemented themselves in the history books by winning the 2022 Concacaf Champions League title,” said General Manager and President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “It doesn’t take away the disappointment of missing out on the post-season for the first time in the club’s history, and we are already in the midst of preparations to return in 2023. I would like to thank our players for their hard work throughout the season, as well as the staff for their contributions every day. I would also like to thank all our fans for their continued support of the club throughout the year, this season and every season.”
The following players have exercised their options for 2023: Josh Atencio, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Danny Leyva, Jordan Morris, Jackson Ragen, Dylan Teves and Andrew Thomas. A further 16 players are under contract for next season, including Xavier Arreaga, Yeimar Gómez Andrade, Reed Baker-Whiting, Léo Chú, Stefan Cleveland, Ethan Dobbelaere, Stefan Frei, Nicolás Lodeiro, João Paulo, Nouhou, Alex Roldan, Kelly Roldan, Rowe, Raúl Ruidíaz, Albert Rusnák and Obed Vargas.
Sounders FC declined the contract options of Will Bruin and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez. In addition, Jimmy Medranda is out of contract. Fredy Montero remains in active discussions with the club, while Sam Adeniran’s status will be determined after the end of next season at San Antonio FC, where he is currently on loan.
Sounders FC finished the 2022 campaign with a 16-17-5 record in all competitions. The Rave Green became the first MLS side to win the Concacaf Champions League title in the spring, before a regular season that saw them fall short of the Audi Cup MLS Playoffs for the first time in the club’s 14-year history. Seattle head into the season with their sights set on the 2023 campaign, which begins with the FIFA Club World Cup.
CURRENT SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC ROSTER
GOALKEEPER (3): Stefan Cleveland, Stefan Frei, Andrew Thomas
PROTECTION (6): Yeimar Gomez Andrade, Xavier Arreaga, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Nouhou, Jackson Ragen, Alex Roldan
INTERESTS (12): Josh Atencio, Reed Baker-Whiting, Léo Chú, Ethan Dobbelaere, João Paulo, Danny Leyva, Nicolás Lodeiro, Cristian Roldan, Kelyn Rowe, Albert Rusnák, Dylan Teves, Obed Vargas
CONTINUED (2): Jordan Morris, Raul Ruidíaz