RENTON, WASH. - Seattle Sounders FC today traded defender Tyson Wahl to the Montreal Impact in exchange for allocation money.
Wahl, 27, started a career-high 22 games in his sixth MLS season. He was selected from Kansas City in the 2008 Expansion Draft and became the club’s starting left back for much of his third season with Sounders FC.
"Tyson has been solid contributor, earning more minutes with each season," said Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid. "We’ll miss his value to our team, but this trade enables him to be a full-time starter and the allocation money will help us maintain the high quality in our team.”
Wahl scored his first career goal on a direct free kick versus New England, a strike which was voted MLS Goal of the Week. He also had two assists this past season. He logged a career-high 1989 minutes and took a career-high 31 corner kicks. Over his three years in Seattle Wahl appeared in 39 matches, starting 33. He also started in the finals of both the 2009 and 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, each won by Sounders FC.
An All-American defender at the University of California, Wahl started every game during his four-year collegiate career. He was involved in the U.S. U-17 and U-20 residency programs and played in the U-17 World Youth Championships in 2001.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) – Traded D Tyson Wahl to Montreal Impact for allocation money
Hometown: Newport Beach, California
DOB: February 23, 1984
Last Club: Seattle Sounders FC