SEATTLE, WA -- The Seattle Sounders today announced the signing of midfielder Sean Michael Callahan. Callahan played last year with the A-League’s Hampton Roads Mariners.
Callahan signed with the Rochester Raging Rhinos in 2002 but was loaned to the Mariners. With Hampton Roads he played in 15 games and notched three goals and two assists.
The 2001 season saw Callahan with the Atlanta Silverbacks. He was second in the team in scoring with 20 points (7g, 6a) while appearing in 24 games. After the 2001 season, Callahan was chosen to represent the A-League on an All-Star team that traveled to Portugal.
“I’m looking forward to coming to Seattle,” said Callahan, finishing up his accounting job duties in Sacramento, CA. “The Sounders system fits me and I think I’ll be a better player by playing with the Sounders. This team already has key people in place and I’m looking to be a guy on the left side who can work hard and help this team win.”
The 5-8 Callahan graduated from Santa Clara University and is a native of Sacramento. He played in two final fours at Santa Clara and led the team in minutes played during his senior season.
Callahan will join the Sounders training camp on April 13th.
The Sounders Seahawks Stadium home opener is May 2 against the Portland Timbers.
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