Aaron Campeau

Seattle Sounders Once Again Enter 2013 As An MLS Elite

Created on 01 Mar., 2013 7:46 PM GMT

Solid Goalkeeping

Michael Gspurning’s 2012 season was disrupted by a hip injury that forced him to miss 13 consecutive games (during which the Sounders endured a nine-game winless streak) but when healthy he was one of the league’s best keepers. Veteran US international Marcus Hahnemann returns for another season as Gspurning’s backup, giving the Sounders the luxury of having a high-quality veteran backup keeper at an affordable cost, while promising youngster Josh Ford rounds out the net-minding corps. There is no club in the league in better shape at goalkeeper than the Sounders, and given their struggles without a top-caliber backup for Gspurning in 2012 that’s a welcome change.