Seattle acquires Marshall from Columbus in trade

The Seattle Sounders’ busy offseason continues with the team

acquiring defender Chad Marshall from the Columbus Crew in exchange

for a 2015 third-round pick and allocation money.

The trade was announced on Thursday morning.

Marshall has spent the past 10 seasons with Columbus and was a

two-time MLS defender of the year in 2008 and 2009. He also earned

MLS Best XI honors those seasons. He ranks 21s among active players

with 253 MLS appearances and has 11 caps for the U.S. national

team.

It’s the third trade Seattle has made in three days, having

acquired goalkeeper Stefan Frei from Toronto and sending midfielder

Mauro Rosales to Chivas USA for forward Tristan Bowen earlier this

week.