The Seattle Sounders on Tuesday announced that the club has signed veteran MLS goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Perkins, 33, was available after passing through the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft and will be added to Seattle's roster immediately. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
Perkins is third among active goalkeepers with 213 career MLS appearances dating back to his rookie season in 2004. He ranks 10th all-time in league history with 74 wins and ninth with 712 saves and 53 shutouts. The Ohio native earned MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, MLS All-Star and Best XI honors in 2006 after recording a 15-6-9 record with eight clean sheets and a 1.13 goals against average.
"Troy is an accomplished player that is well-known throughout our league," said Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid in a statement. "He has been one of the most consistent performers at the goalkeeper position during his MLS career, and he brings experience to our roster. We look forward to welcoming him in Seattle shortly."
Perkins is now the second goalkeeper currently on Seattle's roster, joining 2014 starter Stefan Frei, who started all 34 games last season after joining from Toronto FC.
An undrafted rookie in 2004, Perkins latched on with D.C. United, where he spent four seasons and won the 2007 Supporters' Shield before joining Norwegian first division side Valerenga IF from 2008-10. Perkins moved back to MLS in 2010, spending another season with D.C. before joining the Portland Timbers prior to the 2011 season. He was then traded to the Montreal Impact late in the 2012 season. In 2013, Perkins set career highs with 33 apperances and 2,970 minutes while leading the league with 109 saves as the Impact qualified for their first MLS Cup Playoffs.
"It's a huge honor to be asked to join a club with the kind of prestige and class that Sounders FC represents," said Perkins in a statement. "As an opponent, playing in Seattle was always a special thing and it will be a lot of fun being on the other side of it. The fan base there is really top-notch and atop the league."
Perkins has been capped seven times for the US men's national team, accumulating a 5-2-0 record in 2009 and 2010. He made five appearances in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup, leading the Stars and Stripes to a second place finish.