Schmetzer happy with positives in draw with San Jose


Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer says that there were some positives from the goalless draw with San Jose Earthquakes.Schmetzer’s team were coming on the back of a 3-1 loss against Los Angeles FC. As a result, there was a greater need for three points to keep the momentum at the start of the campaign. The MLS campaign is coming to a crucial juncture with Seattle Sounders sitting at the top of the table with 31 points. However, the lead could have been much greater if not for the recent dropped points against LAFC and San Jose. Schmetzer, though, is not too concerned about the dropped points against San Jose since there were positives from the game.

This was a game which was expected to feature a lot of goals going by the result of last season. Seattle Sounders were able to secure an impressive 7-1 victory in the same fixture last season. This time around, the two teams were evenly matched throughout the game. San Jose could have even taken a lead in the game if not for Will Bruin clearing an effort from Chris Wondolowski. Even though San Jose were able to get a slender advantage in the first half, they were not able to this advantage in two goals. Seattle had a late opportunity to win the game with Jordan Morris coming close in the last 10 minutes.
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Seattle Sounders Holds the Top Position

There are many sports clubs which are actually underrated and other than the sports maniacs are not aware of them even. Seattle Sounders is one of those clubs of the United States of America which has maintained its journey at the top of the table in the year 2019. Many of the top players of world football have played for different clubs in the USA but unlike the top leagues of the world, Major League Soccer is not that much renowned.

It is actually the top league of the United States of America which the United States Soccer Federation has sanctioned. 26 teams of USA and Canada take part in this tournament and now they are all set to increase the number from 26 to 30. This will actually increase the interest of the viewers and the broadcasters will earn more money from it.
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There has been a lot of questions asked about Seattle Sounders prior to the start of the season, but they seem to be responding in the best possible fashion. Seattle Sounders came out of the Champions League quarter-finals after suffering a defeat at the hands of Santos Laguna, which has led to a lot of questions being raised with regard to the ability of the team to fight at the top of the table.

However, led by the hugely impressive former United States goalkeeper Kasey Keller, they seem to be doing extremely well. The loss of players like James Riley has been one of the crucial factors in the supposed instability of the team prior to the start of the season.

So far, there have been for games played in the regular season and Seattle sounders have been able to get by them by just conceding two goals. This hugely impressive record has enabled them to get two victories in the last four matches. Patrick Ianni has been an impressive defender for Seattle Sounders in these matches, as he has played every minute of the four matches so far this season.

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Cristian Roldan Keen to Return Action after Lockdown


Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan claims that everyone connected with the club are raring to go back into football action. As many parts of the country is opening up, sport will be returning soon. The upcoming matches for the team will see them take on the likes of San Jose Earthquakes, Chicago Fire, and Vancouver Whitecaps.Roldan says that many players have been struggling to keep themselves in the best possible shape, but now it is a lot easier. As a result of the hard work done during the lockdown, Seattle are a good shape according to the midfielder.

The upcoming games will not be played with fans in the stands, butRoldan is happy that spectators will be able to catch live coverage of the events. The tournament will not feature the likes of Nashville SC and FC Dallas, as a major chunk of the travelling delegation has been tested positive for the virus. Dallas laid in the group B along with Seattle Sounders. Now, Chicago Fire came in as the replacement. There is a possibility of the schedule changing even further, as testing increases further. Seattle Sounders will be without players like Will Bruin and Joao Paulo due to injuries.
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Seattle signShandon Hopeau as 16thhomegrown player


Seattle Sounders have been able to bring in Shandon Hopeau as the new first-team signing after making a significant amount of progress in the academy. This new arrival follows the signings of Josh Atencio and Ethan Dobbelaere in recent weeks. Seattle have also been able to makeHopeau as the 16thhomegrown signing the club’s history. President Garth Lagerwey said that the club have had been taking a strong look at the player in the hope of seeing him play at the MLS level on a consistent basis.

Garth Lagerwey has seen that the player has had a strong USL 2019 campaign after he came up with statistics of four assists in five goals in just 25 starts. The Hawaii native was able to make his debut back in September after he managed to 32 minutes in a substitute appearance. After featuring in different levels for Seattle Sounders, he has convinced the board that they can invest a lot of money into his signature. The first home-grown player to be signed by Seattle would be DeAndre Yedlin. He went on to achieve reasonable success in the MLS before transferring to the Premier League. IfHopeau manages to go down the same road, Seattle will have a major trunk are in their squad.
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Seattle Sounders are planning to crack the defensive system used by their Major League Soccer (MLS) opponents San Jose when both sides meet in the Group B MLS is Back Tournament. Both sides are set to clash on July 10 live on ESPN as the league try to get footballing activities back on track following the suspension due to Covid-19.

The last time Quakes played Sounders; it was at the Avaya Stadium. Seattle Sounders needed a win to remain in the second spot in the regular season of the Western Conference which they eventually won. Quakes have a system where everyone joins in to defend or attack. Their relentless attacks forced goalkeeper Stefan Frei to make 10 saves. It seemed both sides will share the spoils before Jordan Morris took advantage of a back pass to beat the goalkeeper for the lone goal.