Sport Two teens get another short-term contract with Sounders
Seattle startup Truveta raises $95M for ambitious vision to aggregate data across healthcare systems
Seattle-based health data company Truveta today announced $95 million in fresh funding and the addition of three new participating healthcare systems, bringing its total to 17. © Provided by Geekwire Truveta’s healthcare partners. (Truveta Images) Truveta last year began an ambitious mission to aggregate medical records data from its partner institutions to link treatments with outcomes and underlying health. The 17 partners provided funding for the Series A round in roughly equal amounts, reflecting shared ownership and governance of the company.
Fresh off their making their MLS debuts on Thursday, Obed Vargas and Alex Villanueva have both earned another short-term contract. Theteens will be available for selection in Sunday’s game against .
Vargas, 15, became the third-youngest player to ever appear in an MLS game when he started and played 77 minutes against Austin FC. Villanueva, 19, officially logged just 1 minute after entering for Reed Baker-Whiting in stoppage time.
After playing once, both Villanueva and Vargas are allowed to make one more MLS appearance on a short-term contract. Sam Adeniran has already exhausted his appearances. The Sounders could sign them to regular first-team contracts if they wanted to continue to use them.
This is the fourth straight match in which the Sounders have utilized the MLS extreme-hardship clause, which allows them to sign players to short-term contracts when fewer than 16 outfield players are available. The Sounders currently are missing nine regulars through injury or international call-up and three more reserve players who are on loan.
With Alex Roldan due to return to the Sounders this week and a couple more injured players nearing fitness, it’s possible this will be the final game in which the Sounders need to use hardship signings for the near future.
Early on, Seattle Kraken carry air of missed opportunities .
Could they have gotten more out of trades, the expansion draft, and other chances?As mentioned in that post, it’s not that the Kraken are a disaster. Instead, they feel vaguely uninspired. From the expansion draft to the opportunity to “weaponize salary cap space,” it felt like the Kraken squandered a lot of opportunities.