After leading the Seattle Sounders to the 2016 MLS Cup and being named title game MVP, goalkeeper Stefan Frei has been nominated for “Best MLS Player” at the 2017 ESPY Awards.
Frei is joined by Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges, New York City FC forward David Villa and New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Frei recently earned his 50th win as a Sounder, his 50th career shutout and became the Sounders’ all-time saves leader. His one-handed stop on Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore in extra time of 2016 MLS Cup kept the match scoreless and sent it to penalty kicks. He stopped Michael Bradley’s effort before a shot from Justin Morrow hit the crossbar and allowed Roman Torres to bag the game-winner.
The 25th edition of the ESPYs will be hosted by Peyton Manning on July 12 in Los Angeles. The show will air live on ABC.