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Swedish side snaps up former Sounders backup GK Meredith

22 December 2:37 pm

Swedish side snaps up former Sounders backup GK Meredith

By Andrew Wiebe

Bryan Meredith may have managed the Save of the Year in Seattle, but he was surplus to requirements once the season ended. According to Sigi Schmid and the Sounders staff, the 23-year-old needed a bit more seasoning between the pipes.

It was clear that wasn't going to come in Seattle, where Michael Gspurning is the unquestioned No. 1 and Marcus Hahnemann appears primed to return as the most-experienced No. 2 in MLS. And although he made 10 league starts in 2012, it looks like Meredith has already found a way to rack up the playing time he needs to continue developing, as the former Monmouth 'keeper joined Swedish second-division side IK Brage on the two-year deal.

"That was the biggest thing, the opportunity to get games," Meredith told the Kitsap Sun.