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Sounder At Heart Jul 15, 2015

Reinforcements unlikely to arrive for at least another week

Obafemi Martins, Erik Friberg and Stefan Frei all seem unlikely to face Rapids. Mired in a slump that has seen the Seattle Sounders claim just three points in their last five matches and six points in their last seven, it would be comforting to know that reinforcements are on the way. Unfortunately, it's looking increasingly likely that we'll have to wait another week before any significant additions are made. Head coach Sigi Schmid did not sound particularly optimistic about getting back Obafemi Martins or Stefan Frei for Saturday's game against the Colorado Rapids and also seemed to...

With Stefan Frei out with an injury, Sounders’ backup keepers step into the spotlight

Troy Perkins is expected to get the start in goal for the Sounders when they play on the road against Chicago on Saturday. Stefan Frei had been a steady goalkeeping presence for Seattle until he sprained his shoulder last weekend.
Schmid updates Frei, Oba, Friberg

Schmid updates Frei, Oba, Friberg

The Sounders are off the practice pitch for another day. Obafemi Martins ran on the side. Stefan Frei visited the field late — no sling, seemingly upbeat. And Eric Friberg remains in Europe. None are expected to play Saturday in Chicago — although Frei not clearly ruled out. Here’s coach Sigi Schmid’s updates on each: On Frei: All right. He’s going to get better. Like I said, it’s touch and go for Chicago. He’s better today than he was yesterday. We’ll see how he is tomorrow and then we’ll see how he is Thursday. But he said his range of … Read more »
Prost Amerika Jul 6, 2015

Sounders Ratings vs. DC United

By Steven Agen Ratings from Seattle’s 1-0 win at CenturyLink Field over DC United on Friday night: Stefan Frei (Subbed off 45’) – (6) Frei’s opening half hour was extremely quiet before spraining his shoulder during a collision with Steve Birnbaum. He stays at the baseline score, as he wasn’t forced into any acrobatics before [...]
Sounder At Heart Jul 6, 2015

Stefan Frei unlikely to face Chicago Fire

Sounders are optimistic goalkeeper missing "won't be a longterm thing." Stefan Frei recently underwent X-rays to determine the full extent of his left-shoulder injury, but even without seeing those results, the Seattle Sounders are hopeful that one of the league's top goalkeepers will be back in action relatively soon. "He feels much better today," Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid told the media on Monday. "It's just a situation of range of motion and pain and how he deals with those things. For Chicago (on Saturday), it's a bit touch and go but we'll see. "We don't think it will be a long...

Schmid updates keeper situation and Friberg

Here’s some of what Sounders coach Sigi Schmid had to say today on the apparent shoulder injury to No. 1 goalkeeper Stefan Frei, and the availability of newly signed midfielder Eric Friberg from Europe. On Frei: He feels much better today. It’s just a situation of range of motion and pain – how he deals with those things. For Chicago it’s probably a little bit touch and go, but we’ll see. But we don’t think it’s going to be a long-term thing. He had an X-ray this morning; we don’t have the results of that. We’ll wait until all that … Read more »
Sounder At Heart Jul 4, 2015

Stefan Frei injury update: Goalkeeper sprains shoulder

When Stefan Frei collided with Steven Birnbaum in the 29th minute and came down hard on his shoulder, it looked like he had sustained a potentially serious injury. That Frei remained in seemed to be a good sign, though. Not so much, it turns out. Although Frei was able to play about 15 more minutes, he eventually came out just before halftime holding his left arm. After halftime, he was wearing a sling. The injury wasn't season-threatening, but it's still not clear how long Frei will be out with a left shoulder sprain "It wasn't a dislocation, it wasn't a separation," Sounders head coach...

Frei has shoulder sprain, return uncertain

Here’s some coach Sigi Schmid’s update on goalkeeper Stefan Frei’s injury: Frei’s is a left shoulder sprain. So we’ll see how it responds over the next few days. It’s always a tough situation when you’re a reserve goalkeeper coming into a game. So for Troy, I thought he did well. They’re a team that likes to lump a lot of balls in on free kicks, so they’re a little more difficult, especially when you haven’t played a lot of games.

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