Stefan Frei

Stefan Frei
Stefan Frei
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
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Real Name: Stefan Frei
HT: 6' 3" WT: 195
Age: 31 (04/20/1986)
Birthplace: Altstaetten, Switzerland
Hometown: Berkeley, CA

HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired from Toronto FC via trade on December 10, 2013 in exchange for a 2015 conditional 1st round SuperDraft pick.

PRONUNCIATION: STEF-‐in FRY

When Seattle traded for Stefan Frei in 2013, he’d played a grand total of 90 minutes over the previous two seasons shortened by injuries and fierce competition. All he did in Seattle was become one of the league’s best shot-stoppers and an almost immediate leader on a veteran back line. Frei’s feline instincts, calm locker room demeanor and well-rounded skill base make him one of the most balanced and talented keepers MLS has yet produced.

He is arguably the author of the greatest save in MLS history, stopping a Jozy Altidore header in extra time of MLS Cup 2016 with a full-stretch parry. "The Save" was one of seven saves on the night by Frei who also made a stop in the decisive penalty-kick shootout on his way to earning MLS Cup MVP honors.

INTERNATIONAL: Frei has not appeared for the Swiss national team but did spent time in their youth national system with the Under-15s before moving to the US as a youngster. He's in the process of obtaining his US citizenship and earned a January camp call-up in 2017 before an injury forced him to withdraw.

COLLEGE: Frei landed on MLS radars after a wildly successful career at Cal. He’s still tied for fourth all-time in career shutouts for the school, and his goals-against average (0.68) and save percentage (0.829) were both tops in the Pac-12 during his All-American senior year in 2008.

NOTES: Attended De La Salle High School


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSMINSSHOSVGAPKGPKAWLT
2017Seattle Sounders FC2424216096529441077
2016Seattle Sounders FC33332970891416814136
2015Seattle Sounders FC3131274410111332314106
2014Seattle Sounders FC34343060999506720104
2013Toronto FC119002111010
2012Toronto FC00000000000
2011Toronto FC272724066106494431211
2010Toronto FC28282520810837668137
2009Toronto FC262622955983834997
Career Totals-20420418245556802783237787548
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