UPDATE 1/15/2019 11:35 am
The Sounders made the signing official this morning.
“It’s always exciting to add an academy product and we’re pleased to sign Trey to the First Team roster,” said Sounders FC General Manager & President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “We’ve had success at goalkeeper over the years, so we’re looking forward to getting him to work with Tom Dutra once preseason gets started.”
“We’ve had many great goalkeepers play for Sounders FC throughout the years and Trey has an opportunity to follow in those footsteps,” added Sounders FC Head Coach Brian Schmetzer. “If he works hard, takes the lessons from Tom Dutra and learns by example from playing alongside Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith, he’ll put himself in a good position to be successful.”
Said Muse, “I can’t wait to get to Seattle to join the team and get to work for Coach Schmetzer, Coach Dutra and learn from a couple of great veterans in Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith.”
According to Goal.com’s Ives Galarcep, the Sounders have found their goalkeeper of the future and he’s from right here in Puget Sound.
Muse moved to Seattle from Lexington, KY as a teenager. He attended Roosevelt High School and played 32 matches for the Sounders Academy. He will reportedly sign a Home Grown Player contract, leaving the Sounders some financial flexibility. It’s not expected that Muse will get much time with the first team but he will most likely slot into the starting position for the Sounders’ USL affiliate formerly known as S2. He is only 19 years old and Sounders goalkeeping coach Tommy Dutra has done wonders with the likes of Stefan Frei and his former backup, LAFC keeper Tyler Miller. Muse could be primed to take over between the sticks when Frei retires.
Muse spent the last two years at Indiana University. There, he notched 112 saves at a percentage of 84.8%, with only 0.39 goals allowed and 30 shutouts. He was unanimously voted the 2018 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year. He was also a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, the top award in college soccer. Recently, Muse was called in to the United States U20 camp.