8:26 PM EST, Sat February 25, 2017
Stefan Frei, Clint Dempsey give Sounders performances they needed to see in loss

Stefan Frei, Clint Dempsey give Sounders performances they needed to see in loss

Goalkeeper Stefan Frei and forward Clint Dempsey both looked strong in a 1-0 preseason loss to Columbus that was the final Sounders matchup before the regular season opens next weekend
Sounder At Heart 1 hour ago
Sounders v Columbus Crew, Carolina Challenge Cup, recap: Another preseason loss

Sounders v Columbus Crew, Carolina Challenge Cup, recap: Another preseason loss

Nike Hansen scores only goal of game as Crew win 1-0. Facing their final MLS opponent in preseason Seattle Sounders FC lost, again. Columbus Crew SC draftee Nike Hansen scored the only goal of the match, helping his side to the 1-nil win. Seattle is now 0-2-3 -3 on the preseason. They play a college side on Sunday. Hansen’s goal came as the Crew finally decided to test Stefan Frei to his right. Frei started and dominated his goal. 82' - Columbus Crew take the lead with a goal from Niko Hansen. 1-0. pic.twitter.com/FicUbsosDw— Sounder At Heart (@sounderatheart) February 25,...
Seattle Times 4 hours ago
Stefan Frei, Osvaldo Alonso face big tests as Sounders close out preseason

Stefan Frei, Osvaldo Alonso face big tests as Sounders close out preseason

Goalkeeper Stefan Frei and midfielder Osvaldo Alonso face big tests starting final Sounders pre-season game against the Columbus Crew as they work their way back from injuries
Sounder At Heart Feb 22, 2017
Sounders want help finding fans 'posterized' by Stefan Frei save

Sounders want help finding fans 'posterized' by Stefan Frei save

It was one of the best saves of all-time. We all remember how incredible of a save that Stefan Frei made in MLS Cup Final against Toronto was in the second half of extra time. Now, the Sounders are looking for help to find the people that were behind the goal during that save. Retweet to help us find the folks circled in yellow who witnessed "The Save." (Sorry, @torontofc fans) pic.twitter.com/N9QL05LIwH— Kyle Sheldon (@kylesheldon) February 21, 2017 Sheldon later followed up to say that two of those people had stepped forward, presumably for something they’re working up on...
Sounder At Heart Feb 18, 2017
Carolina Challenge Cup is Sounders final phase of preseason

Carolina Challenge Cup is Sounders final phase of preseason

With the season rapidly approaching there are a final few games in Charleston, South Carolina to evaluate the roster. The Seattle Sounders will face the Charleston Battery, Atlanta United and Columbus Crew SC before returning to Starfire. There are less than three weeks left in the Seattle Sounders preseason before the MLS season opens on March 4. A lot of the big issues seem reasonably settled by now: Stefan Frei and Clint Dempsey will likely be healthy, it’s unlikely another Designated Player will be added before the summer and most of the starting lineup seems pretty well set. But on...
Sounder At Heart Feb 17, 2017
Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley continues talks with LAFC

Major Link Soccer: Bob Bradley continues talks with LAFC

It's starting to look likely. Also, lots of 2017 MLS kits to ogle, and can Atlanta United FC stop unwanted chants before they start? Seattle Celebrating Brian Schmetzer is always a good idea in our opinion, and Washington State Legends of Soccer seems to agree. February 28 at the Market Arms in Ballard, you can attend "Brian Schmetzer: This is your life." Friends and past teammates will tell the story of Schmetzer through anecdotes, and you know there have to be some good ones. Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller has stepped ably into goal in the absence of the injured Stefan Frei this...
Sounder At Heart Feb 15, 2017
Four questions facing Sounders in final preseason games

Four questions facing Sounders in final preseason games

Chief among them is how long it takes for the attacking band to regain its mojo. There are less than three weeks left in the Seattle Sounders preseason before the MLS season opens on March 4. A lot of the big issues seem reasonably settled by now: Stefan Frei and Clint Dempsey will likely be healthy, it’s unlikely another Designated Player will be added before the summer and most of the starting lineup seems pretty well set. But on the periphery there are still some interesting issues, and the three matches in Charleston, S.C., are the last good chance to find out the answers. 1. How...
ESPN FC Feb 14, 2017

Seattle Sounders' Stefan Frei nearly ready to train again after ankle injury

Stefan Frei enters the Heineken Boot Room to discuss MLS Cup, Nicolas Lodeiro, Jordan Morris and a possible USMNT future. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei hopes to return to full training with theSeattle Sounders this week. Freisuffered a right ankle sprain last month while with the U.S. national team, and the injury forced him to leave Bruce Arenas training camp early. Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey had said the Sounders would not rush backFrei if he was not ready to start the season opener on March 4, but his recovery appears on track to return quickly. Its good. Ive had two full keeper...
Sounder At Heart Feb 13, 2017
Stefan Frei injury update: Goalkeeper days away from full return

Stefan Frei injury update: Goalkeeper days away from full return

Recovery from ankle injury appears to be progressing faster than expected. A bit of a chill was sent through the spines of Seattle Sounders fans when it was revealed that Stefan Frei was sent home early from United States National Team training camp with an ankle injury. Those concerns ramped up a few days later when GM Garth Lagerwey suggested the injury may be serious enough for him to miss most, if not all of preseason. Those fears may be put to rest soon after Frei gave a very optimistic prognosis of his injury at Sunday’s YachtCon event. “It’s good,” Frei said. “I’ve had...
Sounder At Heart Feb 11, 2017
Yachtcon II: Everything you need to know

Yachtcon II: Everything you need to know

The premier yacht-themed event in the Pacific Northwest returns for a sequel on Sunday. The YachtCon II is just a couple days away and we’ve pretty much finalized the details. In case you were waiting until you knew more, you no longer have to. The Basics Who: There will be two main panels, one featuring the Seattle Reign and the other featuring the Seattle Sounders. Legendary UW women’s coach and Reign broadcaster Lesle Gallimore will be joined by Reign players Haley Kopmeyer and Lindsay Elston on the first panel. The second panel will feature Stefan Frei, Sporting Director Chris...
Sounder At Heart Jan 25, 2017
Second day practice observations

Second day practice observations

Yes, we have your daily Clint Dempsey update too Day two in Soundersville started out much the same as the first, except without the number of fans at Starfire. Warmups were done in lines and players’ prefered groups began to emerge. It will be interesting to see what happens when the missing players return. Osvaldo Alonso did not practice outside. Aaron Kovar, who left early yesterday with a knock, started out practicing normal speed but left early again. I was both surprised and excited to see MLS Cup MVP Stefan Frei come out in full training gear and do some work with a lightly taped...

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