Seattle Sounders FC blogger Jason Green reports that the Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg is leaving to return to Sweden. But the Sounders added defender Marc Burch, formerly of D.C. United, in the re-entry draft this week. In the re-entry draft the Sounders also lost Nate Jaqua. After a solid season this year Seattle has high hopes from last season.
Jason Green reports the Seattle Sounders will never truly replace Kasey Keller in goal, but they’ve found someone they hope can fill his now retired shoes. Michael Gspurning is 30 years old and a tall keeper at 6’5″ and has played for the Austrian national team as well as in the top Greek league for the last 5 seasons. Sigi Schmid likes his new keeper.