Arguably the best goalkeeper in college soccer won't be back for his junior season.
Indiana's Trey Muse signed a Homegrown contract with Sounders FC, the club announced on Tuesday.
“Without a doubt, Trey will go down as one of our all-time great goalkeepers,” Indiana head coach Todd Yeagley said in a statement. “His numbers are among the best in NCAA history. Trey has a wonderful opportunity in Seattle to play for an excellent club with a rich history. I expect Trey to have a long and successful professional career.”
Muse, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, spent two seasons with the Sounders FC Academy before signing to play at Indiana. From 2015-17, he competed for Seattle's Development Academy sides, including Western Conference U-15/16 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016, Western Conference Goalkeeper and Player of the Year for in 2017.
“I’d like to thank Coach Yeagley and the staff for giving me the opportunity to play at Indiana University,” Muse said. “They have helped me grow in my two years on the field and in life. I am fortunate to be in this position from the help of my coaches and teammates. I am proud to be a Hoosier.”
In his two seasons with Indiana, Muse started all 49 matches in which he appeared, allowing just 20 goals and posting a goals-against average of 0.393 with 112 saves. A First Team Best XI honoree by TopDrawerSoccer.com as a sophomore, Muse was named Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year last fall.
"We've had many great goalkeepers play for Sounders FC throughout the years and Trey has an opportunity to follow in those footsteps," Sounders FC head coach Brian Schmetzer said in a statement. "If he works hard, takes the lessons from Tom Dutra and learns by example from playing alongside Stefan Frei and Bryan Meredith, he'll put himself in a good position to be successful."