The Portland Timbers have waived forward Michael Seaton, giving the side an open roster spot going forward.
Seaton, 20, was with the team for less than a year, making only a handful of appearances for T2, the Timbers' USL side. A former D.C. United homegrown signing, Seaton was acquired from his hometown club late last season in return for Targeted Allocation Money and an international roster spot.
Spending most of his time with T2, Seaton found himself in a tight competition for minutes at the top of the USL club's formation, facing off against the likes of 2015 USL Rookie of the Year Kharlton Belmar and former Liverpool man Villyan Bijev. Moreover, while Seaton could potentially competed for minutes wide on the wing, the presence of ready and willing first team players Neco Brett and Ben Polk also made things difficult out wide.
How the Timbers will make use of their newly open roster spot remains up in the air.
The Timbers' press release:
TIMBERS WAIVE FORWARD MICHAEL SEATON
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers have waived forward Michael Seaton, the club announced today.
Seaton, 20, was acquired by the Timbers from D.C. United on Aug. 6, 2015, and appeared in four USL matches for T2 while with the club, registering one goal in 182 minutes played. In two seasons with D.C. United, Seaton made five MLS regular-season appearances while spending the majority of his time with the club on loan with the Richmond Kickers of USL and Swedish Allsvenskan side Örebro SK.
The Timbers return to league play this weekend, taking on New York City FC on Sunday, May 15; kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. (Pacific) at Providence Park with a national broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and local radio broadcasts on 750 AM/102.9 FM The Game (English) and La GranD 1150 AM/93.5 FM (Spanish).
Transaction: Portland Timbers waive forward Michael Seaton on May 13, 2016.