July 02, 2009

Seattle Sounders FC has signed Costa Rican international defender Leonardo Gonzalez. The 6-foot-1 left back will join up with the Sounders after CONCACAF Gold Cup action.

"It's nice to have to have a naturally left-footed player," said Seattle head coach Sigi Schmid in a statement. "He can play left back, play center back in a pinch and he can also play wide and run the whole line for us. He is an attacking left fullback with good size and athleticism. He's very willing to get forward out of a defensive position and does a good job defensively."

Gonzalez has 59 caps with Costa Rica, including three in the 2006 World Cup.

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