Clint Dempsey said on Tuesday that he is back to 85 or 90 percent of full fitness ahead of the start of the 2017 Major League Soccer season.
Dempsey, 33, missed the end of the 2016 season -- including the Sounders' MLS Cup victory over Toronto FC and the start of World Cup qualifying for the United States -- after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat last August.
But The U.S. international said he's feeling good again and looking forward to being back with the Sounders.
"It was a heart issue....
Goalkeeper Stefan Frei hopes to return to full training with the Seattle Sounders this week.
Frei suffered a right ankle sprain last month while with the U.S. national team, and the injury forced him to leave Bruce Arena's training camp early.
Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey had said the Sounders would not rush back Frei if he was not ready to start the season opener on March 4, but his recovery appears on track to return quickly.
"It's good. I've had two full keeper sessions...
Former Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero is close to returning to Major League Soccer, multiple league sources confirmed to ESPN FC, with the Vancouver Whitecaps primed to capture the Colombian's signature.
Colombian outlet El Heraldo earlier reported the news on Montero, who currently plays for Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League. The Whitecaps deal would be for an initial one-year loan, sources said.
Because Montero was officially transferred out of MLS in 2014, he is subject...
Clint Dempsey returned to play his first game since August in the Seattle Sounders' preseason clash with the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Dempsey played 30 minutes as the Sounders opened their preseason schedule with a 1-1 draw against their rivals in Tuscon, Arizona.
The U.S. forward had been sidelined since last summer by an irregular heartbeat and only recently returned to training with the Sounders.
The ailment caused him to miss the end of the 2016 season -- including the Sounders'...