HOW ACQUIRED: Traded from Columbus on Dec. 14, 2017.
Francis was an integral member of Crew SC's resurgence to the top of MLS since the start of 2014 season. The Costa Rican international was one of the top left backs in MLS in 2014 and 2015, but failed to lockdown the starting left back role in Columbus over the past two seasons. He will look to do so in Seattle in 2018.
INTERNATIONAL: Francis has earned five caps all-time for Costa Rica, with his first coming in the Group Stage of the 2013 Copa Centroamericana. Francis was named to Costa Rica's final 23-man roster ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but did not make an appearance in any of the Ticos' five matches at the tournament.
OUTSIDE MLS: Played for Brujas and Limon in Costa Rica before joining league power Herediano in 2012.