Seattle Sounders boss Brian Schmetzer came back to training for a short session before jetting off. The manager has been active behind the scenes in order to strengthen Seattle Sounders ahead of the new 2019 MLS campaign. Seattle have been able to send Waylon Francis back to Columbus Crew in a manner that is expected to benefit all parties. Seattle already have a lot of strength in the left back positions and Waylon Francis has not been getting regular gametime at the club.
Schmetzer claims that the presence of Nouhou and Brad Smith makes Seattle Sounders extremely strong in this position and that they wanted to recoup some of their investment by letting Francis leave the club. Continue reading “Seattle Sounders Witness the Exit of Waylon Francis”
The Seattle Sounders have named 10 players from their current 2018 squad that they are going to be retaining for the next season. Whilst most of the names in the list are to be expected, there are a couple of key players who have missed out which has raised a few eyebrows.
The most prominent name which has missed out is Osvaldo Alonso, who has provided his services to the club for a very long time, and will be missed by the fans.
After making the move to Seattle in 2009, Alonso has remained associated with the club ever since and has played a major role in club’s success over the years. Alonso’s physical game in the holding role in the midfield earned him a famous nickname “Honey Badger” at Seattle. Continue reading “Seattle Keep 10”
Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer is coming under intense pressure after watching his team suffer a home defeat against Real Salt Lake, who have been one of the poorest teams away from home this season. Schmetzer watched his team lose 1-0 in the recent home match and this resulted in the club once again falling away from their push for a top two positions in the Western Conference.
Seattle Sounders encountered a similar poor start last season and had to come away with a brilliant comeback in the second half of the campaign in order to salvage the 2017 season. Seattle Sounders ended up reaching the final of the MLS Cup where they lost against Toronto. Continue reading “Brian Schmetzer Challenges Team After RSL Defeat”
Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer was impressed with the initial look of Alex Roldan during the club’s 3-0 loss at FC Dallas. The hosts opened the scoring in within 20 minutes of the game, and the Sounders were thereafter on the back front with Clint Dempsey receiving his marching orders seven minutes later.
The Sounders faced Dallas after a gruelling encounter against Chivas in the CONCACAF Champions League, and this did not do them favours, having suffered multiple injury concerns. Despite a disappointing result, Alex Roldan had a good MLS debut coming off the bench, where he providing some effort and energy in central midfield alongside elder sibling Cristian.
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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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