Seattle Sounders not bringing Erik Friberg back to sit on the bench: "We need bodies in the engine room"
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Erik Friberg is headed back to the Seattle Sounders. To hear head coach Sigi Schmid and general manager Garth Lagerwey tell it, the 29-year-old Swedish midfielder isn’t coming back to the Pacific Northwest to be a benchwarmer.
“Erik’s a player who has started wherever he’s been with few exceptions,” Schmid told reporters following Seattle’s Tuesday practice. “He’s a guy that’s definitely going to compete for a starting spot.”