12:35 PM EDT, Sun July 24, 2016
Sounder At Heart Jul 22, 2016

Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers: Player ratings

Another disappointing loss in our overall substandard year. At times the Seattle Sounders played well enough to earn points, but a shaky transition defense and immense lack of finishing led to a 1-3 scoreline against the Portland Timbers.  Based on players' performances, these ratings are all over the map. *** KEEPER: Stefan Frei -€” 5 | Community - 5.5 Frei was below average this week. He had many opportunities to change the game with a big stop or to make things difficult for the Timbers with better positioning. However, Stefan just looked a bit off, and I am not sure how much of...

Valeri scores twice, Timbers beat Sounders 3-1

Melano eventually threaded a pass through three Seattle defenders into the path of Valeri, who sent a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Stefan Frei. In the 59th minute, Seattle's Chad Marshall headed in Andreas Ivanschitz's corner kick for his third goal.
Sounder At Heart Jul 17, 2016

Valeri gets his second goal of the match from a tight angle

It was all Sounders to start the second half, with the rave green earning 3 corners in as many minutes right after the restart. They came to nothing, and the Timbers counterattacked with a vengeance; Diego Valeri shrugged off the challenges from Joevin Jones at the edge of the box and managed to curl the ball up and around Stefan Frei from a tight angle close to the end line.
Sounder At Heart Jul 17, 2016

Valeri opens the scoring late in the first half

Chances were flying quickly throughout the first half, with Jordan Morris getting the best of them for the Sounders, but it was unfortunately the Timbers who notched the first in the match. In the 44th minute, Diego Valeri left Tyrone Mears and Osvaldo Alonso in his dust and charged towards the Sounders penalty box. The defense couldn't get organized quickly enough, and Valeri took his shot well to curl it past Stefan Frei and into the net.
Sounder At Heart Jul 15, 2016

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas: Community player ratings form

The players had a great time stomping all over a Dallas b-team in this one. We know they played great, but how great? When they weren't busy scoring goals, how did the individual players look? How much blame does Clint Dempsey deserve for his sending off? Should Stefan Frei even be part of this poll? Here's the scale: (Substitutes can be left blank if the player did not play enough to judge) 1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance4 - average USL starter6 - average MLS starter9 - MLS All Star10 - MLS MVP-quality performance Loading...

Morris lifts Sounders to 1-1 draw with Toronto FC

Sebastian Giovinco's shot was stopped by goalkeeper Stefan Frei but the ball bounced to an unmarked Hamilton, who stroked a left-footed shot home.
Sounder At Heart Jun 25, 2016

Matarrita makes it 2-0 to NYCFC

As the Sounders pressed for an equalizing goal late in the second half against NYCFC, they were punished in the 87th minute when a Joevin Jones back pass was intercepted by David Villa and caught Seattle's defense off guard. Stefan Frei took the ball from him, but the ball bounced away and to Ronald Matarrita, who slammed it into the back of the net to put NYC up 2-0.

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