1. Sounders loan out Emanuel Cecchini
We’ve already mentioned how the defense has the most question marks, with only five defenders signed to the roster at the time of writing. It’s a different situation in midfield, especially after the addition of Joao Paulo.
In reality, though, this move also doubles as a goodbye to the midfielder, who was loaned to the Sounders last August but made just four appearances, (including one start). Consider the words of General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey:
"“We’d like to thank Emanuel for his time with the club last season in helping us win the MLS Cup title. We wish him the best going forward as he returns home to play in Argentina.”"
Do you have any additional takeaways from the Seattle Sounders’ third week of preseason? What’s your take on the signing of Paulo? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.