By NICHOLAS MURRAY – firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, December 4, 2015
SEATTLE, Wash. – St. Vincent & the Grenadines’ Oalex Anderson and Myron Samuel will be back to bring the heat for Seattle Sounders FC 2 in 2016.
S2 announced the return of the two internationals on Friday as part of a number of roster moves for Ezra Hendrickson’s side. Anderson had four goals in 16 appearances for S2 as the side reached the 2015 USL Playoffs, while Samuel had two goals and one assist in his lone appearance for the club as his season ended prematurely due to injury.
Anderson made a name for himself on the international stage last month, when he scored a shock opening goal for SV&G against the United States in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying at Busch Stadium. Both Anderson and Samuel played a role in advancing their country to the penultimate stage of qualifying for the first time this decade.
Also returning to S2 is forward Carlos Patino, while goalkeeper Tyler Miller and midfielder Amadou Sanyang remain under contract with the club. S2 declined options on goalkeeper Danny Faundez, defenders Ashani Fairclough, Giuliano Frano, Aaron Long and Nick Miele, midfielders Duncan McCormick, Sérgio Mota Mello and Pablo Rossi, and forward Sam Garza. Fairclough, however, is expected to be invited to the Sounders’ MLS preseason training camp in the spring.“2015 has been an exciting year for the developmental side of the club and we’re happy with the progress that was made with S2 in our inaugural season,” said Sounders FC 2 General Manager Andrew Opatkiewicz in a press release. “The group of players that contributed were diverse, but all of them put forward a great effort and we are extremely appreciative of that. We’re pleased to be welcoming some of them back for 2016, and are especially excited about the prospect of some of our young prospects joining the first team for preseason training. For those who aren’t returning, we wish them the best in their careers going forward.”