Villanova defender Bared selected by Sounders

Seattle_Sounders_FC.svgSEATTLE, WA— Sounders FC today selected Villanova defender Chris Bared in the Third Round (68th overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, with the Third and Fourth Rounds held via conference call. Bared joins Seattle University midfielder Alex Roldan and Duke defender Markus Fjørtoft, who were drafted on Friday in the First and Second Rounds, respectively, rounding out the Rave Green’s 2018 draft class.

Bared, 21, was a four-year contributor for Villanova, starting 55 of 63 appearances as a fullback from 2014-2017 with two goals and five assists. The Miami native and Panama youth international has also represented his country at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and the 2014 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

On Friday’s first day of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, the Rave Green selected Roldan – younger brother of Sounders FC midfielder Cristian Roldan – with the 22nd pick in the First Round, then chose Fjørtoft with the 22nd selection of the Second Round (45th overall).

The 2018 Sounders FC preseason presented by adidas begins tomorrow, January 22 before the MLS regular season kicks off on March 4. Monday’s training session is completely open to working members of the press for still photography and video b-roll opportunities, with media availability at approximately 11:30 a.m. PT. Following training, Brian Schmetzer’s club hits the road for a week of training camp in Chula Vista, California.

Chris Bared in preseason action for Villanova. Brotherly Game photo by Matt Ralph.

Sounders FC is set to face Salvadoran club Santa Tecla FC in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the region’s premier club championship, with the first leg in El Salvador on February 22 and the second leg at CenturyLink Field on March 1. Sounders FC season tickets are still available, including new 2018 seating options in the 300 level, with full information available at or by calling 877-MLS-GOAL. For complete information, details and pricing on 2018 Sounders FC season tickets, fans should call 877-MLS-GOAL or email

TRANSACTION: Sounders FC selects Chris Bared with the 22nd selection in the Third Round (68th overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft (currently unsigned to the First Team roster) on January 21, 2018.

Name: Chris Bared
Position: Defender
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Born: March 13, 1996
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Citizenship: Panama
College: Villanova
Acquired: Selected with the 22nd pick of the Third Round (68th overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft


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