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MLS Expansion Draft: Sounders lose Tyler Miller

MLS Expansion Draft: Sounders lose Tyler Miller

The Sounders backup goalkeeper heads to Tinseltown with the first pick of the expansion draft. The losses keep coming for the Seattle Sounders. The latest may not be the worst, but it hurts nonetheless. LAFC has selected backup goalkeeper Tyler Miller with the first pick of the MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday. The Sounders will receive General Allocation Money as compensation. The 24-year-old has been the Sounders’ primary backup to Stefan Frei each of the past two years. Although he’s had only a handful of first-team appearances across all competitions, he posted a shutout in the first...
Sounder At Heart Dec 11, 2017
Stefan Frei didn’t hold back on Sounders’ performance in Toronto

Stefan Frei didn’t hold back on Sounders’ performance in Toronto

The best player in rave green picked apart his team’s poor showing in MLS Cup loss TORONTO, Ontario — There were very, very few positives to take from the Seattle Sounders’ 2-0 loss to Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday night. But Stefan Frei’s monstrous performance in goal was one of them. He made nine saves, the second-most in MLS Cup final history. And even though he was eventually beaten, he was by far the best Sounder on the field. Often very open and willing to talk with media, Frei had a lot to say about his team and their poor result on Saturday. "I think we needed to push...
Sounder At Heart Dec 10, 2017
Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, MLS Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC, MLS Cup: Highlights, stats and quotes

“The final game is what matters most, and we didn’t come to play.” -Cristian Roldan Match Recap SUMMARY Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Toronto FC 2 Saturday, December 9, 2017 Venue: BMO Field Referee: Allen Chapman Assistants: Adam Wienckowski, Jeremy Hanson Fourth Official: Kevin Stott VAR: David Gantar Attendance: 30,584 Weather: Clear SCORING SUMMARY TOR - Jozy Altidore (Sebastian Giovinco) 67' TOR - Victor Vazquez 90'+4' MISCONDUCT SUMMARY TOR - Victor Vazquez (caution) 90'+5' LINEUPS & STATS Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Kelvin Leerdam, Román Torres, Chad...
Sounder At Heart Dec 10, 2017
Lessons from MLS Cup: Sounders must start reloading now

Lessons from MLS Cup: Sounders must start reloading now

Degree to which Sounders were outplayed needs to be a warning sign. TORONTO, Ontario — To say the Sounders were overwhelmed in Saturday’s MLS Cup final rematch may not quite do the situation justice. From almost the opening whistle until the bitter end, Toronto FC dominated. The 2-0 scoreline understated the degree to which they were the better team, as only several world-class stops by Stefan Frei kept it from getting completely out of hand. The core of the problem was an inability to hold and win the ball. A midfield that was dominant along much of the path to this final was outplayed...
SBI Soccer Dec 10, 2017
Sounders squander epic Stefan Frei performance

Sounders squander epic Stefan Frei performance

TORONTO — For one of the few times in their nine-year playoff history, the Seattle Sounders were outworked, outplayed, and simply outclassed on Saturday afternoon. Oh, and outscored. The history books (...)
Sounder At Heart Dec 9, 2017
Toronto FC vs. Sounders, MLS Cup recap: No repeat

Toronto FC vs. Sounders, MLS Cup recap: No repeat

Despite a world class Stefan Frei performance, Seattle couldn’t come up with the goals and are thoroughly outplayed. TORONTO, Ontario — Well, it was a good run. Toronto FC, quite possibly adding the final piece they needed to call themselves the “best team in the history of MLS”, dominated from end to end to win the franchise’s first-ever MLS Cup. The final score read 2-0 — with the second goal coming in the 95th minute — but that was deceiving. If not for Stefan Frei’s nine saves, the score would have been far more lopsided. The Sounders came into their second consecutive...
Sounder At Heart Dec 6, 2017
Major Link Soccer: We’re hungry for everything MLS Cup related

Major Link Soccer: We’re hungry for everything MLS Cup related

Also: MLS Expansion Finalists Make Closing Arguments Seattle Toronto Coach Greg Vanney felt he needed to clarify his prior remark questioning whether the Sounders were “ready for the intensity of an MLS Cup final.” Reportedly “miffed that his previous comments gained such traction” Vanney said they were “probably not well-articulated in the moment.” Maybe he wasn’t ready for the intensity of the media coverage before an MLS Cup final? Stefan Frei talks defensive strategy and not letting Toronto play their game at the MLS Cup final. Despite that there is little love lost...
Seattle Times Dec 4, 2017
One year after iconic MLS Cup save, Sounders keeper Stefan Frei hopes another miracle isn’t needed from him

One year after iconic MLS Cup save, Sounders keeper Stefan Frei hopes another miracle isn’t needed from him

A year ago, Stefan Frei made an iconic save that helped clinch an MLS Cup victory for the Sounders. This year, he hopes the team won't need such miracles, saying circumstances surrounding the club and its explosive, balanced attack are now quite different.
Seattle Times Nov 30, 2017
Sounders have Stefan Frei back in goal, Jordan Morris available for first time in two months

Sounders have Stefan Frei back in goal, Jordan Morris available for first time in two months

Stefan Frei is back in the net as the Sounders face the Houston Dynamo in the second leg of the Western Conference final at CenturyLink Field with a chance to advance to the MLS Cup championship next week in Toronto
Sounder At Heart Nov 29, 2017
Stefan Frei makes progress toward return

Stefan Frei makes progress toward return

Sounders goalkeeper gets through training session after missing first leg with hamstring injury. Stefan Frei made a significant positive step toward making his return ahead of Thursday’s decisive Western Conference finals match. The Seattle Sounders goalkeeper, who missed the first leg with a hamstring injury, was able to fully train on Wednesday. “Stefan Frei is a tough kid and he will play if he’s ready,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer told the media. “He looked very sharp in training today.” Assuming Frei is available, he’ll have a chance to go into the MLS record...
Sounder At Heart Nov 25, 2017
Jordan Morris making progress towards return

Jordan Morris making progress towards return

Injury concerns will be addressed next week. Leg one saw the Seattle Sounders without several of their top talents. Brad Evans is out with a long term back injury. Osvaldo Alonso is still recovering from a quad strain, and Jordan Morris, while questionable due to a hamstring strain, did not travel. Stefan Frei was a last minute scratch. But Friday’s practice saw positive developments for everyone but Frei, who head coach Brian Schmetzer said would have played if the match were MLS Cup. Frei was among a group of veterans who did regen inside on Friday, rather than out in the light rain and...
Seattle Times Nov 21, 2017
Sounders post 2-0 playoff victory over Houston on goals by Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin

Sounders post 2-0 playoff victory over Houston on goals by Gustav Svensson and Will Bruin

Stefan Frei, out with a hamstring injury and missing only his second game all year, became a mere footnote on a night after a first-half offensive barrage put the Sounders in control of the playoff series
Sounder At Heart Nov 21, 2017
Stefan Frei misses first leg with hamstring injury

Stefan Frei misses first leg with hamstring injury

Tyler Miller will get his second start of the year. Going into their biggest game of the season, the Seattle Sounders will be without one of their most important players. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday’s training session and was not deemed fit to start in the first leg of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday. Tyler Miller will get his second start of the year. Stefan Frei is out with a right hamstring strain he suffered prior to the club leaving Seattle. He is hopeful to return for Leg 2 next Thursday.— Sounders Matchday (@LIVESounders) November 22,...
Seattle Times Nov 21, 2017
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei out with hamstring injury

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei out with hamstring injury

Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei will miss Tuesday night's opener of the Western Conference Final against the Houston Dynamo with a hamstring injury suffered Sunday in training.
Sounder At Heart Nov 17, 2017
Stefan Frei moving into elite company among playoff goalkeepers

Stefan Frei moving into elite company among playoff goalkeepers

Frei only finished third in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting, but that hardly seems to matter. Since coming to the Seattle Sounders in 2014, Stefan Frei has established himself as one of the steadiest goalkeepers in MLS. Virtually, across the statistical board he’s shown himself to be among the league’s best. But despite his statistical consistency and propensity for making highlight saves, he’s never gotten the league-wide reputation as anything like a consensus top goalkeeper in the league. Given that, it’s somewhat predictable that he finished third in MLS Goalkeeper of the Year...

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