The Sounders Monday signed signed midfielder Lamar Neagle to a contract extension but did not disclose terms. Seattle nominated Neagle for MLS Comeback Player of the Year after he set career highs in appearances (30), goals (8), assists (4) and shots (61). He co-led the Sounders with 20 points in 2013.
“Lamar has a tremendous work capacity and has proven to be a threat in our attack,” said Sounders 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.”
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 the Sounders 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, Neagle 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 Thomas Jefferson High School.