SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have hired Craig Waibel as the club’s new vice president of soccer operations and sporting director. Waibel replaces Chris Henderson, who took over as the head of soccer operations for Inter Miami in the offseason. Waibel spent the 2015 season as the technical director for RSL working under current Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey. Waibel was promoted to general manager after Lagerwey moved to Seattle and held that role until 2019.