Shipp Makes a Return to Seattle for Fourth Consecutive Season
Midfielder Harry Shipp has made a return to Seattle Sounders after resigning for the MLS Cup winners during the off-season. As a result, he will remain with the team for a fourth consecutive season. The 28-year-old came up with 25 appearances in the 2019 regular season and 15 of them came from the start. During this period, he was able to register five goals and three assists. These figures have been able to earn him a regular spot in the starting line-up and the expectation is that the status will continue even in 2020.
The club’s president Garth Lagerwey claimed that Seattle Sounders are overwhelmed to bring back a player who has served the club extremely well. The initial switch to Seattle for Shipp came in 2016 when he was traded from Montreal Impact. Brian Schmetzer has transformed the fortunes of Shipp, who has been a regular in the last three seasons.
The midfielder has been influential in helping the team pick up the title last season and he was also seen making a lot of crucial impact during the 2017 MLS cup, when the team finished as the runner-up. Previously known for his youth team football with Notre Dame, Shipp has made a name for himself at Montreal and Chicago.
“Harry has been an important member of our team the last few years and we are happy to bring him back for 2020. He provides steady, consistent play and is a good veteran presence in our locker room,” saidLagerwey. Seattle Sounders will be hoping to utilise the quality offered by Shipp in the upcoming games against India. Seattle will be up against the Honduras outfit in the CONCACAF Champions League in February. The defence of the title for Seattle Sounders starts with a home game against Chicago Fire in March.