With jaw-dropping performances increasing year over year, the man minding the nets for Sounders FC seems more impressive with every outing. Posting four straight shutouts through postseason play, Stefan Frei hasn’t allowed a playoff goal since the second leg of the Audi 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Championship.
Frei’s 0.70 goals against average ranks fourth-best in MLS history, and his seven shutouts in 15 career playoff appearances stands second all-time (percentage-wise per game) among active MLS players. Frei’s streak of clean sheets includes an unblemished 467 minutes of goal-free action, which ranks second all-time in MLS history. Not to mention, his incredible MVP-worthy save from last year’s MLS Cup has even the most confident of opponents reminded of his impossible capabilities.