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Sounders extend contact of local-guy Neagle

Seattle Sounders FC has signed midfielder Lamar Neagle to a contract extension, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms were not disclosed. "Lamar has a tremendous work capacity and has proven to be a threat in our attack," said Sounders FC Sporting Director Chris Henderson. "Lamar has grown up here in the Pacific Northwest and is a hometown favorite. He is a leader in our community and a great teammate." Neagle was named the 2013 Sounders FC Humanitarian of the Year and was nominated for MLS Comeback Player of the Year after setting career highs in appearances (30), goals (8), assists (4) and shots (61). He co-led Sounders FC with 20 points in 2013. The Federal Way native also ranked second on the team with four game-winning goals and added a goal in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals at Santos Laguna. Prior to joining Sounders FC in 2013, Neagle had successful stints with the club in 2009 and 2011, scoring five goals with two assists in 23 appearances. He spent the 2012 season with the expansion Montreal Impact where he scored two goals with two assists in 23 appearances. Overall, he has made 76 career appearances in four MLS seasons, scoring 15 goals with eight assists. In 2010, Neagle earned Golden Boot and MVP honors in USL-2 for the Charleston Battery, and played five matches for Finland's IFK Mariehamn, scoring two goals. He was a three-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team selection while at UNLV, and played locally for Federal Way's Thomas Jefferson High School. Transaction: Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) - Signed MID Lamar Neagle to contract extension Lamar NeaglePosition: MidfielderHeight: 5-11Weight: 165Birthdate: 5/7/1987Hometown (Citizenship): Federal Way, Wash. (USA)College: UNLVPronunciation: NAY-gull