Sounders acquire GK Frei from Toronto in trade

The Seattle Sounders have quickly filled their goalkeeper

vacancy, acquiring Stefan Frei from Toronto FC for a conditional

first round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.

Tuesday’s trade came a day after the Sounders declined their

2014 contract option on goalkeeper Michael Gspurning.

The 27-year Frei was Toronto’s career leader in appearances and

had spent more time on the club than any other player. He missed

most of the past two seasons with injuries, including a broken

lower leg in 2012. He has played in just one MLS game the past two


Frei has a 1.54 goals-against average in 82 MLS regular-season

starts. He was Toronto’s first-round pick of the 2009 MLS

SuperDraft, and he played in college at California.