We got about 20 minutes on the phone today with Sounders coach Sigi Schmid, talking about the signing of new goalkeeper Michael Gspurning and other off-season personnel moves.
Here’s most of that conversation:
On the pursuit of Gspurning, which he says began while on a European trip with his wife about a year ago: We wanted to bring in an experienced keeper, a veteran keeper, a keeper who brought some experience with him.
On if Gspurning will be the starter: Our expectation is that he’s going to be able to start. That’s the reason that we’re bringing him in. …