Argentine club announces transfer of center back Yeimar Gomez Andrade to Seattle Sounders

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The Seattle Sounders may not have to wait much longer for a reinforcement at center back, as Argentine club Union de Santa Fe announced that 27-year-old Yeimar Gomez Andrade was on his way to the Pacific Northwest.

No word from the Sounders yet on Gomez Andrade, but if true, the deal would represent a key addition for a backline that lost Chad Marshall to retirement last May then saw Roman Torres depart in the offseason.

A native of Colombia, the 6-foot-2, 203-pound Gomez Andrade has played his entire career in Argentina after moving to Rosario Central as a youth player in 2010. He stayed at the club until 2016, and played for Arsenal de Sarand铆 and Independiente Rivadavia (not to be confused with CA Independiente) before moving to Union in August 2017.

In two-and-a-half seasons with Union, Gomez Andrade has been a regular starter. He made 66 appearances across all competitions, almost all in the top-flight Argentina Superliga.

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