SEATTLE, WASH. - Sounders FC today announced the signing of seven Sounders FC 2 players to short-term agreements ahead of Saturday’s international friendly against German side Eintracht Frankfurt on the Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field (12:00 p.m. PT / JOEtv, ROOT SPORTS, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM, El Rey 1360 AM). S2 players Rodrigue Ele, Shandon Hopeau, Ray Saari, Francisco Narbon, Brian Nana-Sinkam, Sam Rogers, and Irvin Parra are all eligible for selection on Saturday. Assistant Coach Gonzalo Pineda is handling head coaching duty for Brian Schmetzer, as the Seattle skipper is away taking part of his continuing U.S. Soccer pro coaching course, which is being held this week in conjunction with the United States Men’s National Team match versus Panama on Saturday in Nashville.
MLS clubs may sign players from their USL affiliate to short-term agreements (up to four-day contracts) for CONCACAF Champions League, AMWAY Canadian Championship, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and exhibition matches. An MLS club may sign a player to a maximum of four short-term agreements each season (maximum of 16 days). Sounders FC utilized this mechanism to add players to the roster for each of the club's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches earlier this season.