Cordell Cato has been traded to San Jose for a fourth round pick in the 2014 Supplemental Draft, the club announced today.
The Trinidadian had angered head coach Sigi Schmid wit his lack of communication in pre-season. In a media conference on February 1, Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid noted:
“With Cordell, I think he’s probably looking at some options elsewhere. There’s certain things that I’m not quite sure—Chris Henderson is probably more up to date with what’s happening there. Cordell and I had a discussion at the end of the season as I had meetings with all the players, so he knew what his situation was. The opportunity for him to come back and join us in camp was there.
He didn’t really communicate in the period of time that was off, and then communicated once we had started camp saying he would like to come in. At that stage we had already made a couple of decisions, and obviously made the decision to trade for Lamar Neagle, so that impacted our ability to possibly bring him back in. Right now, it’s a situation where we’re not planning on bringing him back in, but I don’t know exactly where all the formalities lie at this point.”
The pacy winger will now try his luck in the Bay Area.
Seattle Sounders FC has traded midfielder/forward Cordell Cato to the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2014 Supplemental Draft, the club announced today.
Cato, 20, played eight league matches last season for Sounders FC, becoming the youngest player in club history to record an assist. Overall, he scored one goal with four assists in 15 appearances across all competitions in his one season in Seattle.
Sounders FC opens the 2013 MLS season on March 2 against the Montreal Impact at CenturyLink Field.
Transaction: Seattle Sounders (MLS) – Traded MF/FW Cordell Cato to San Jose in exchange for 2014 fourth round Supplemental Draft pick