4. Sounders sign Yeimar Gomez Andrade
There has been a lot of talk recently about the Seattle Sounders’ lack of depth and quality in defense. On Wednesday they took a step towards dealing with these issues, by signing Yeimar Gomez Andrade.
As reported by Jonathan Sigal of mlssoccer.com, Seattle used Target Allocation Money (TAM) to complete the transfer from Argentine club Union de Sante Fe. Gomez Andrade will occupy an international roster spot, but what does he offer to the club?
Two of the 27-year-old’s key attributes are his strength and athleticism, which effectively makes him sound like a younger version of a certain Roman Torres. This would certainly make the Colombian a welcome addition to the roster, but fans will also hope he will be more durable and available than the departed Torres.
Gomez Andrade’s main position is center-back, but he can also play as a left-back if required. The signs are positive that he will be able to make a fairly smooth transition from Argentina, where he previously spent his entire playing career.