Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei certainly isn't resting on his laurels after helping Seattle to its third win in five games with his second shutout of the season last Saturday at CenturyLink.
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei certainly isn’t resting on his laurels after helping Seattle to its third win in five games with his second shutout of the season last Saturday at CenturyLink.
Frei admitted a few weeks ago that, despite having pulled out of the three-game losing streak that opened this league campaign, the Sounders might have actually played better in those defeats than in their handful of wins. Saturday’s win over the Crew didn’t exactly dispel that notion, with Columbus controlling long sections of the match prior to Jordan Morris’ scrappy, game-winning goal in the 88th minute.
“There is not one guy on this team who thinks we can’t play better football than we have,” Frei said Monday after practice at Starfire Sports Complex. “I think you can see that on the training pitch, as well. Guys are not just saying we have more to show. We need to improve. We need to get better.
“It’s a long, grueling season, and the moment you start believing and thinking that we’ll somehow find a way, that’s when other teams will overpower you or out-hustle you. I don’t think we have that complacency in our squad. We have guys that want to show up, get better and make sure we improve.”
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Seattle (3-4-1) is at home again this coming Saturday against San Jose before hitting the road for four of its next five matches.