The Seattle Sounders announced Tuesday that defender Tyrone Mears had received his green card, freeing up another international roster spot for potential future signings.
The Sounders announced Tuesday that defender Tyrone Mears had received his green card, freeing up another international roster spot for potential signings.
Seattle has seven such roster spots occupied — and that includes Roman Torres, who is on the disabled list recovering from a knee injury — leaving two open. To hear Mears tell it, the process went smoothly.
“With the franchise here, they’re really professional,” Mears said after practice. “They took care of the paperwork. I didn’t have to do anything.”
The 33-year-old native of Stockport, England, joined the Sounders before last season.
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“I really like living in America, especially in Seattle,” Mears said. “I definitely see a future here.”