Sounders waive McCrary, sign defender Abdul-Salaam

SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC today announced that it has signed defender Saad Abdul-Salaam. Prior to signing the deal, Seattle acquired his rights from New York City FC in exchange for $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). Abdul-Salaam had been with Sounders FC during 2019 preseason as a guest player prior to signing a contract.
Lindsey Wasson / Seattle Sounders FC 
“We are pleased to welcome Saad officially into the club, after he showed his diverse skillset during preseason camp,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “Saad has experience both at fullback and in central defense, and his athleticism will serve our team well across our backline. We are excited to see what he brings to the squad over the course of the season.”
Abdul-Salaam, 27, has started 49 of his 68 appearances since joining the league in 2015, recording one goal and 10 assists. Sporting Kansas City made him the 12th overall selection in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Akron. He spent three seasons with SKC, including a 2016 campaign in which he recorded career highs in games played (30), starts (26) and assists (6). Following the 2017 season, Abdul-Salaam was traded to New York City FC, where he recorded two assists in four appearances last season before being loaned to USL side Phoenix Rising FC for the remainder of 2018.
Seattle’s 2019 MLS season begins on Saturday, March 2, as the Rave Green host expansion side FC Cincinnati in a 7:00 p.m. PT match set to be nationally televised on FS1.
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC signs defender Saad Abdul-Salaam after acquiring his rights from New York City FC in exchange for $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) on February 26, 2019.
Name: Saad Abdul-Salaam
Position: Defender
Height: 6-4
Weight: 185
Born: September 8, 1991 in Charlotte, NC
Hometown: Gahanna, OH
Citizenship: United States
College: Akron
Acquired: Signed with Sounders FC on February 26, 2019 after the club acquired his rights from New York City FC in exchange for $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (GAM).
SOUNDERS FC WAIVES DEFENDER JORDAN MCCRARY
Fullback made 20 appearances across all competitions for Sounders FC in 2018
SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC announced today that it has released defender Jordan McCrary. McCrary started 13 of his 20 appearances for Sounders FC across all competitions last season, his lone campaign with the club.
Charis Wilson / Seattle Sounders FC 
“We would like to thank Jordan for his contributions in Seattle,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “Jordan was a true professional during his time with us and we wish him nothing but success on his next career step.”
McCrary, 25, started nine of his 15 MLS regular-season appearances for Seattle after signing with the club prior to the 2018 season. He also started and played a full 90 minutes in all four of Seattle’s matches in 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Play, in addition to a substitute appearance in the second leg of the 2018 Western Conference Semifinals vs. Portland.
Seattle’s 2019 MLS season begins on Saturday, March 2, as the Rave Green host expansion side FC Cincinnati in a 7:00 p.m. PT match set to be nationally televised on FS1.
 
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC waives defender Jordan McCrary on February 26, 2019.
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