The Seattle Sounders Wednesday signed forward Tristan Bowen, a player whose rights they acquired in a trade with Chivas USA Dec. 13. The 22-year-old Bowen established a career high with 22 appearances and 15 starts for Chivas USA last season, scoring two goals with two assists.
“Tristan is a young player who has good experience in this league,” said Sounders FC Coach Sigi Schmid. “He is very athletic and brings flexibility to our club. Tristan has the ability to play multiple positions.”
Bowen made eight appearances in his first two seasons with Chivas USA, recording two assists. Bowen spent his first two professional seasons with the LA Galaxy where he made 18 appearances and 10 starts, including two goals and two assists in 2010.
A native of Los Angeles, Bowen was the first player to come out of the LA Galaxy youth academy system to sign with the first team Nov. 12, 2008. Bowen also played for the U.S. Under-18 and Under-20 national teams.