On Tuesday, the Sounders announced the signing of two players to the roster, goalkeeper Calle Brown and midfielder Lamar Neagle. Brown, 25, brings goalkeeping depth, while Neagle, 30, re-signs with his hometown club.
“We are happy to bring Lamar back to the club and welcome Calle into the Sounders family,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “Lamar gives us an experienced and reliable option in the attack, while Calle completes Tom Dutra’s goalkeeper group by giving us three solid players that we can play between the posts.”
A 6-6 ‘keeper from Virginia, Brown starred at the University of Virginia from 2010-2014, helping the Cavaliers win the national title as a senior. He played one season with USL’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds before signing with the Houston Dynamo ahead of the 2016 campaign. He appeared in 19 matches for Rio Grande Valley FC, the hybrid affiliate of the Dynamo.
Neagle will once again suit up in a Rave Green uniform in 2018. A Federal Way, Wash. native, Neagle returned for his fourth stint with the club in August (2009, 2011, 2013-2015). He ranks fourth in club history with 28 goals scored in 124 MLS appearances.
With the addition of Brown and Neagle, the Sounders’ roster now sits at 27 players ahead of Thursday’s first leg against Santa Tecla in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.