St. Vincent & the Grenadines international Oalex Anderson (pictured) signed a contract with the Seattle Sounders on March 1, 2016. (Photo courtesy of the Seattle Sounders)
SEATTLE, Washington -- Seattle Sounders FC announced Tuesday the signing of St. Vincent & the Grenadines international Oalex Anderson. The 20-year-old forward spent the 2015 season with Sounders FC 2 in the USL, scoring four goals in 16 appearances.
"It's exciting to see our development system at work in signing one of our standout S2 players to the First Team," said Sounders FC general manager & president of soccer Garth Lagerwey. "Oalex has a lot of potential, which he showed last season, and we're happy to have him join the senior squad ahead of the 2016 MLS season."
Prior to joining Seattle, Anderson scored 12 goals in 18 appearances while playing for Grenades FC in Antigua and Barbuda in 2014. He also was the top scorer in the NLA Premier League in 2013 with System 3 FC in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Since his international debut in February 2014, Anderson has earned 20 caps and scored 10 goals. He has netted against the United States (November 13, 2015) and Guyana (June 14, 2015) in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In the 2014 Caribbean Cup, Anderson notched five goals.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines returns to World Cup Qualifying, fourth-round play on March 25, when it hosts Trinidad & Tobago.