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January 13, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Sounders acquire former Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins

The Sounders have acquired former Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins, a 33-year-old veteran who most recently played for the Montreal Impact.

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.

Perkins has also played for the United States men’s national team, receiving the first of his seven caps in a 2009 friendly against Sweden.

“Troy is an accomplished player that is well-known throughout our league,” said Sounders coach Sigi Schmid. “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 became available following the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft and is being added to Sounders FC’s roster immediately. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

 

 

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