"Obviously Freddy is a popular name for the league to be able to bring back," Sounders coach Sigi Schmid said today. "That is very good. I coached Freddy with the under-20 team in Holland, so I know Freddy. He’s a very talented player, he’s very gifted. He’s older now, more mature. Sometimes going through the trials and tribulations of Europe make you better psychologically and stronger. I think he showed that a little bit in the Gold Cup. So Philadelphia has got to be happy they signed a good player."
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