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Sounders sign former Mexico World Cup player Pineda
March 5th, 2014 9:33PM

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[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Former Mexican World Cup player Gonzalo Pineda became one of the few MLS preseason trialists to stick as the Seattle Sounders signed the midfielder for the 2014 season.
 
"Gonzalo Pineda is a central midfielder with World Cup experience," said Sporting Director Chris Henderson. "He is a cerebral player with good technique and vision. Gonzo reads the game very quickly and is always thinking ahead of the play. We are happy to add the Mexican international to our squad for 2014."
 
Pineda, 31, has been capped 32 times by Mexico and started three games for El Tri in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He played last season for Queretaro.
 
"Gonzalo is an experienced player who can control a game in midfield," said Sounders coach Sigi Schmid. "His left foot and vision on the ball will help us in key situations."

-- The LA Galaxy signed 2013 team MVP Robbie Keane to a multi-year contract extension. The Irish international tallied 16 goals and added 11 assists in 23 appearances to give him 34 goals and 21 assists in three seasons.

-- Chicago acquired English midfielder Matt Watson from Vancouver in exchange for a 2014 international roster spot. In two seasons with the 'Caps, he made 36 appearances.

-- Columbus signed forward Adam Bedell, a third-round draft pick out of Detroit Mercy. He's listed by the Crew at 6-foot-7, making him the tallest player in MLS.

-- Philadelphia Union signed draft picks Pedro Ribeiro and defender Richie Marquez and waived midfielder Matt Kassel.

2014 SuperDraft Pick Signings:
GENERATION ADIDAS
Round 1

1 Philadelphia: GK Andre Blake (Connecticut).
2 D.C. United: D Steve Birnbaum (California).
3 Vancouver: D Christian Dean (California).
5 Montreal: D Eric Miller (Creighton).
8 Seattle: D Damion Lowe (Hartford).
12 Colorado: M Marlon Hairston (Louisville).
16 Houston: A.J. Cochran (Wisconsin).
17 Portland: Schillo Tshuma (Maryland).

PRE-DRAFT SIGNINGS
Round 1
4 New England: F Steve Neumann (Georgetown).
11 New England: F Patrick Mullins (Maryland).

POST-DRAFT SIGNINGS
Round 1
6 FC Dallas: F Tesho Akindele (Colorado School of Mines).
7 Vancouver: M Andre Lewis (Portmore United).
9 San Jose: M J.J. Koval (Stanford).
13 Chicago: D Marco Franco (UC Irvine).
14 Columbus: D Ben Sweat (USF).
15 Philadelphia: M Pedro Ribeiro (Coastal Carolina).
19 Colorado: D Grant Van De Casteele (Notre Dame).

Round 2
20 Chivas USA: D Thomas McNamara (Clemson)
21 Seattle: D Jimmy Ockford (Louisville), loaned to the New York Cosmos.
26 Portland: D Taylor Peay (Portland).
31 New England: M Alec Sundly (California).
33 Colorado:
M Jared Watts (Wake Forest).
34 Houston: F Mark Sherrod (Memphis).
35 Colorado: GK John Berner (SIU-Edwardsville).
36 Portland: M Aaron Long (UC Irvine).

Round 3
39 Portland: M George Fochive (Connecticut).
42 Columbus: M Fifi Baiden (UC Santa Barbara).
43 FC Dallas: D Nick Walker (Farleigh Dickinson).
44 Philadelphia: D Richard Marquez (Redlands).
45 Columbus: F/M Adam Bedell (Detroit-Mercy).
54 Houston: GK Michael Lisch (New Mexico).
57 Sporting KC: M Alex Martinez (N.C. State).


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