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Sounders sign goalkeeper Trey Muse to Homegrown contract

The Seattle Sounders have added goalkeeper Trey Muse on a Homegrown contract, the team announced Tuesday morning.

A sophomore at Indiana University, Muse has made 32 starts for the Sounders’ Academy over two years following a relocation from Louisville, Ky., to Seattle. At Indiana in 2018, the 6-foot-4, 195-pound Muse was named a First Team All-American, Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year and was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which honors the best player in the country.

“It’s always exciting to add an academy product and we’re pleased to sign Trey to the first team roster,” Sounders FC general manager Garth Lagerwey said in a press release. “We’ve had success at goalkeeper over the years, so we’re looking forward to getting him to work with (club director of goalkeeping) Tom Dutra once preseason gets started.”

Muse becomes the third goalkeeper on the Sounders’ roster, joining Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith.

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity and to begin my professional career with the Sounders after two terrific seasons at Indiana University,” Muse said. “My two years in Bloomington under head coach Todd Yeagley and the rest of the IU staff have helped me tremendously for the next step in my journey. I can’t wait to get to Seattle to join the team and get to work for coach (Brian) Schmetzer, Coach Dutra and learn from a couple of great veterans in Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith.”

As the 11th Homegrown Player in Sounders history, Muse follows in the footsteps of DeAndre Yedlin, Sean Okoli, Aaron Kovar, Victor Mansaray, Darwin Jones, Jordan Schweitzer, Seyi Adekoya and current teammates Jordan Morris, Henry Wingo and Handwalla Bwana.

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