The Sounders announced that they have added another young talent to their roster. Cato trained with the team last summer, and Sigi and company must have liked what they saw. With only a couple of remaining spots on the roster, this signing will heat up the competition between their preseason trialists and MLS Super draftees.
Here is the official press release from Soundersfc.com
Cordell Cato, 19, is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and was chosen to his country’s squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championships.
RENTON, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC have signed forward Cordell Cato, it was announced today. Cato will be officially added to the Sounders FC roster upon receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Clearance (ITC). Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Cato, 19, is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and was chosen to his country’s squad for the 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championships. He most recently played with Port of Spain’s Defence Force FC. Cato joined that club as a youth before later moving to San Juan Jabloteh FC.
“Cordell provides us speed and versatility as he can play on the flank and up front,” said Sigi Schmid, Sounders FC coach. “He’s a young player with a good future.”
Cato had trained with Sounders FC last summer.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) – Signed FW Cordell Cato
Place of Birth: Carenage, Trinidad
Hometown (Citizenship): Carenage, Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago)
Last Club: Defence Force FC (2011)
Previous Clubs: Defence Force FC (youth team, 2003-08), San Juan Jabloteh FC (2009-10)
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