Seattle Sounders Sign Blair Gavin

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After spending a few weeks on trial, midfielder Gavin will re-enter MLS with the Sounders.

Seattle Sounders announced on Wednesday the signing of midfielder Blair Gavin.

“Blair has been training with us for a few weeks and we are very happy to add him to our group,” said Sporting Director Chris Henderson to the club’s official website. “He is a thinker on the field and has good technical ability. He has enough MLS experience to help us down the stretch.”

Blair entered MLS as 10th overall pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft with Chivas USA, before being traded to New England Revolution in 2012.

After failing to establish himself in the New England team, the Revolution declined the option to renew his contract. This meant that Gavin entered the 2012 MLS Re-Entry Draft, where he again went unsigned.

Gavin dropped down the divisions to spend the first half of the 2013 in the USL PDL with his old side IMG Academy Brandenton (formerly Brandenton Academy).

Gavin finally got his break when the Sounders offered him a chance to train with them earlier this month, and after an impressive three weeks he has been handed a contract. Still only 24 years of age, Gavin can offer some valuable coverage to an experienced Seattle midfield.

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