Seattle Sounders have handed defender Evan Brown a pro contract. Brown came to Seattle as the 16th overall selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft out of Wake Forest. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed.

"We talked highly about Evan on draft day and we're very pleased with his continued improvement," said Sounders FC head coach Sigi Schmid. "He is an exciting, attacking fullback who will add a lot to our team."