Seattle Sounders FC goalkeeper Stefan Frei underwent successful minor surgery to correct a joint alignment in his finger per a team press release. The successful procedure was performed by Dr. William Wagner in Seattle Wednesday afternoon. Frei suffered the injury during the Sounders 3-0 first-round match with Real Salt Lake . Frei began the rehabilitation process immediately following the procedure and is not expected to miss an extended period of time.
Frei, 37, leads MLS with 11 shutouts this season, two shy of the single-season club record that he set in 2017. In Saturday’s match at RSL, he tied Osvaldo Alonso for the most all-competition appearances for Sounders FC in the MLS era (339). Seattle concludes its Leagues Cup 2023 Group Stage action with a home fixture against Liga MX power CF Monterrey on Sunday, July 30 on the Emerald Queen Casino Pitch at Lumen Field (6:00 p.m. PT / Apple TV – Watch Free, FS1, UniMás, 93.3 KJR FM, El Rey 1360 AM).