Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Sounders top Galaxy, sign Marshall
by Ridge Mahoney, February 11th, 2009 7AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS]As he prepares Seattle for its first MLS season with a training camp in Southern California, Coach Sigi Schmid is looking for help in the back. He turned to a familiar source.

On Tuesday he traded allocation money to Toronto to get one of his former players, defender Tyrone Marshall.

Marshall, 34, played for Schmid with the 2002 MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy and since starting his MLS career in 1998 with Colorado has also played for Miami (1998-2001) and Toronto as well as the Galaxy. Los Angeles traded him to TFC in 2007, and last year he played 24 games (23 starts) without scoring a goal or registering an assist.

In 248 MLS regular-season games, Marshall has scored 13 goals and been credited with 17 assists. He's played 21 playoff games, scored one goal, and registered two assists. He also played for the Galaxy during its 2005 championship season.

"The addition of Tyrone brings us speed and experience to our back four," said Schmid, who coached Marshall in Los Angeles from 1999 to 2004. "He's a player I know well from my time in Los Angeles. He has two rings to his name and that championship mentality is something we can always use."

Ex-Red Bulls defender Jeff Parke, claimed by Seattle in the expansion draft, has yet to sign an MLS contract to replace the one that expired in December. Including SuperDraft picks, players acquired in the expansion draft, USL-1 Sounders and trialists, a slew of defenders is with the team during its camp.

Schmid divided his players into two squads, with each playing a half, for a 3-1 defeat of the Galaxy Monday in a training match. Another group faced Chinese League champion Shandong Lenang on Tuesday at the team's training base in Ventura.

Seattle's first regulation match is Wednesday against the PDL Ventura County Fusion. It plays San Jose Friday.

Fredy Montero converted a penalty kick and Roger Levesque and Sanna Nyassi scored late goals for Seattle after a goal by Eddie Lewis in the third minute gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. Schmid used most of his projected starters in the first half, including goalie Kasey Keller, No. 1 SuperDraft pick Steve Zakuani, midfielder Brad Evans, and forward Nate Jaqua. A foul on Zakuani in the penalty area provided Montero with his penalty kick.

Among the trialists playing against the Galaxy were ex-Wizard Ryan Pore. There are several members of the USL-1 Sounders vying for a spot on the MLS roster.

Cuban forward Reinier Alacantra, who was released by Chivas USA over the weekend, was in camp to visit fellow countryman Osvaldo Alonso but is not expected to join in training sessions.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
This week in women's college soccer    
The hottest team in the country is No. 6 South Carolina, which has run off 10 ...
Klinsmann puts stop to England talk, quickly    
Not for the first time, U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been linked to a ...
TV Report: Fox Sports to air U-17 Women's World Cup    
Fox Sports will broadcast all 32 games from the 2016 U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan ...
NWSL: Heath and Long head MVP finalists    
Tobin Heath and Allie Long, teammates on the regular-season champion Portland Thorns and the U.S. national ...
What They're Saying: Thomas Tuchel    
"Today we wanted to see if we could play with the same pace, the same tempo, ...
MLS Retirement: Concussions end Wahl's journey    
After suffering two concussions in 2016, Columbus Crew defender Tyson Wahl intends to retire at the ...
MLS Moves: Union's Barnetta will return to Switzerland    
Swiss international Tranquillo Barnetta, 31, will leave the Philadelphia Union at the end of the 2016 ...
CCL: Good night for MLS clubs in Central America    
The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals for ...
Crowd Count: NWSL attendance jumps 10 percent    
Once again, the Portland Thorns led the NWSL in average attendance with a record 16,945 fans ...
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"People are only talking about the kneeling aspect of it. I think it becomes more of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives