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January 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Sounders sign Lamar Neagle, a Federal Way native, to contract extension

Photo credit: Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times

Photo credit: Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times

Lamar Neagle‘s time with the Sounders was off and on from 2009 to 2013. The Federal Way native was only with the time in odd years, playing in Charleston and Finland in 2010 and then the expansion Montreal Impact in 2012.

But now it appears Neagle is here to stay a while as the local product signed a contract extension Monday, the Sounders announced. Terms weren’t disclosed per MLS and team policy, but it’s probably safe to assume in bump in his $48,400 salary was in store after setting personal bests with eight goals, four assists, 61 shots and 30 games played last season. He added an additional goal in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals against Santos Laguna.

Neagle’s 20 points in MLS were tied for tied for the team high, and he was even a finalist for the league’s Comeback Player of the Year coming off a difficult season with the Impact.

“Lamar has a tremendous work capacity and has proven to be a threat in our attack,” said sporting director Chris Henderson in a news release. “Lamar has grown up here in the Pacific Northwest and is a hometown favorite. He is a leader in our community and a great teammate.”

Neagle, 26, was also the team’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2013.

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