Ford delighted to be given Seattle Sounders chance

New York youngster Josh Ford has been named as the third goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders playing roster for 2011.

New York youngster Josh Ford has been named as the third goalkeeper for the Seattle Sounders playing roster for 2011.

The 23-year old was drafted by the Sounders in the supplemental draft in January and has been fighting for a place on the team all throughout pre-season.

This week, Ford was told he had won the third keeping spot by head coach Sigi Schmid and he is expected to sign a professional contract very soon.

He said he was looking forward to developing his game further under the likes of Kasey Keller and Terry Boss.

"It's really good to be with a great team," Ford told the Seattle Times.

"I've experienced a little bit of it, with the fans and everything like that, and I couldn't ask for more. (I'm) really excited to be behind Kasey and Boss, but I'm still going to be competing every day and learning every day."

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