USA international Christian Pulisic has hinted that he could remain with Borussia Dortmund for a few more years as he is not desperate to pursue a bigger challenge elsewhere. The teenager joined the Bundesliga outfit under the guidance of ex-boss Jurgen Klopp, and he has since improved leaps and bounds to become a regular in the starting line-up.
In an exclusive with ESPN, the 19-year-old suggested that he is still adjusting to the environment around Dortmund despite making himself an influential player for club and country, he said: “I’ve come into a bigger role with the national team, but the environment here [with Dortmund] definitely helps. I’m still trying to figure it all out.”
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The 3-0 loss against FC Dallas did not give a lot of positives for Seattle Sounders, but one of the key attributes for the team in the upcoming matches may be the performances of Alex Roldan. He was making his MLS debut after making the switch from the youth teams. The 21-year-old is someone who is regarded to have a strong potential in the centre of the park.
He came on as a substitute for Handwalla Bwana
in the second half. However, Roldan was able to make a much better impression in his 25 minute spell. He was playing alongside his brother Cristian Roldan. After the game, manager Brian Schmetzer came in with praise for the midfielder by saying that he did exactly what was asked of him in the game. Seattle Sounders now have the opportunity to regroup and focus on getting the season back on track. Just like the 2017 campaign, Seattle have begun the new season in a disappointing fashion.
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Seattle Sounders have recruited first-round 2018 MLS SuperDraft pick Alex Roldan alongside Jordan McCrary to the first-team squad, general manager Garth Lagerwey has confirmed. In a statement released on the club’s official website, he said: “We were excited to draft Alex last month and, like his brother, we anticipate him being a positive addition to our club.”
Alex Roldan, who happens to be the younger sibling of fourth-year Sounders midfielder Cristian played for the Seattle University football team for four years, where he scored 18 goals and contributed a further 17 assists in 82 outings. The 21-year-old midfielder was selected by the Sounders with the 22nd overall pick in the draft.
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Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer has praised the team effort after his team were unable to retain the MLS cup title. The club suffered a 2-0 defeat against Toronto, who have been one of the best teams in the division, to end up losing the title in the final. After the game, Schmetzer claimed that the Seattle Sounders outfit lost because of the duels that went in way of Toronto. Still, the club can be extremely happy with the outcome of the 2017 campaign, as Seattle were able to make up a lot of ground after an indifferent start to the season.
Seattle were extremely poor in the first few weeks of the season, but they were able to come in with a strong defence that barely allowed any goals to go in in the second half of the season. Some of the key players over the course of the campaign have been Clint Dempsey, Will Bruin, and Nicolas Lodeiro. However, one of the defining characters of Seattle Sounders the season has been the lack of goals. Manager Brian Schmetzer will have fewer reasons to complain about Toronto success, as they have been quite brilliant over the course of the entire campaign. The likes of Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore have helped Toronto to become one of the most potent attacking outfits in the division.
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Victor Rodriguez is excited to have made his comeback for Seattle Sounders during the MLS playoffs. The 28-year-old attacker missed the final match of the regular season as well as the semi-final in Vancouver last weekend with a right lateral quad strain.
The Barcelona-based forward netted two goals in his previous two matches prior to his injury, and he made his return as a second-half substitute against Vancouver on Thursday. The crowd at the CenturyLink Field were undoubtedly pleased with his arrival onto the field, and Rodriguez was delighted with the same. He said, “I would like to remember the feeling I had when I went onto the field and the ovation that the fans gave me,” Rodríguez said. “I still have goosebumps.”
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Summer signing Victor Rodriguez is prepared to feature in a more expansive role for Seattle Sounders following a hamstring injury to first-team regular Jordan Morris.
The 28-year-old was signed up in early August with a view to adding more quality to the Sounders attack.
Rodriguez was initially expected to play a backup role in the Sounders squad, but his position has been changed in recent days after it was revealed that 2016 MLS Rookie of the Year Jordan Morris will be sidelined for weeks with a hamstring damage. The youngster suffered the injury during the 1-1 draw against LA Galaxy, and the impetus will now be on Rodriguez to contribute towards the attack.
“It’s unfortunate Jordan was injured but we’re a team with lots of good players. Obviously, he’s a very good player and it’s difficult to replace him but we have a lot of good players that adapt to challenges and a strong bench that we can call on many players to do that. I’m ready [to fill in] and I’m happy to be here. My teammates took me in, as well as the training staff, so that makes things much easier,” Rodriguez is quoted as saying on MLSsoccer.com after the Sounders’ practice on Thursday. Continue reading “Victor Rodriguez prepared for more expansive role at Seattle Sounders”