Seattle Sounders failed to make it three wins in a row after a 2-0 away defeat against Colorado Rapids. This was a major setback for Brian Schmetzer and his team, who were hoping to narrow the advantage enjoyed by Los Angeles FC. The result also keeps the likes of Minnesota United and San Jose Earthquakes within touching distance of Seattle. It should be remembered that Seattle have not been able to pick up three consecutive victories since the opening month of the campaign. A sequence of two successive wins has been followed by a defeat in three occasions.
The game against Rapids witnessed an ongoing disappointment from Seattle, who could only manage two shots on target in the 90 minutes. The first setback came just a few minutes before the break when Andre Shinyashiki scored in the 41st
minute. His second of the game came in the second half just when Seattle were hoping for a slice of luck. In the end, Seattle had to lack of three points at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park once again. Schmetzer claimed that the result was very disappointing even if the club without a number of international players, who had been away on international duty. It is quite possible that Seattle may drop to as low as fourth in the table if results go against them.
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USA international Christian Pulisic believes he has the speed and creativity to become an important figure for Chelsea. The 20-year-old was signed by the Blues from Borussia Dortmund during the winter of 2019 but he has had to wait for a debut, considering he was loaned back to the Bundesliga giants for the remainder of the previous season.
Speaking to the GAFFER Magazine, Pulisic spoke about the strengths about his style of play and he is hopeful of making a good impact in the Premier League, he said: “I think I have a lot of speed and creativity that I can bring to the game; quickness and different attacking abilities that can really help the team. I think I have some tools that can really do well in this league [Premier League]. I just can’t wait.” Continue reading “Christian Pulisic reveals what Chelsea fans can expect from him”
Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer has admitted that his team cannot afford to lose three goals at home and still think about winning the match. His comments come after the 3-2 defeat against Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. Seattle had already been receiving plenty of setbacks in their efforts to challenge Los Angeles FC at the top of the Western Conference table. However, the game at CenturyLink Field witnessed Seattle Sounders end up losing for the second consecutive game.
The loss against Kansas City Wizards is in the second defeat in three games for Seattle, who have now dropped to 4th
in the table with Minnesota United and San Jose Earthquakes ahead. The pressure from LA Galaxy is also turning on with the club just one point behind. Seattle received a double setback after just 33 minutes following a brace from Felipe Gutierrez. Even though Jordan Morris was able to pull one back just before half-time, Erik Hurtado’s goal in the second half made the game safe for Kansas City and rendered the second goal from Morris has only a consolation. The Seattle team has to recover quickly before they face New England Revolution once again at home next weekend.
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Seattle Sounders were able to grab a crucial victory over Vancouver Whitecaps to arrest a run of four consecutive defeats in all competitions. This was also the first victory for Seattle since beating Orlando City in the middle of May. Brian Schmetzer was coming under pressure owing to this disappointing form since the start of the campaign. As a result, the two Los Angeles teams have been able to make substantial inroads into the top of the Western Conference table. LA Galaxy have a two-point advantage – after having played a game more – while LAFC have been able to open up an eight-point advantage after having played the same number of matches as Seattle.
In such a situation, the game had to go in favour of Seattle, who were playing in front of their own supporters. Just when it seemed that the match was to end in a goalless draw, Kelvin Leerdam was able to come up with a winner in the sixth minute of injury time. This was almost the last kick of the game. Seattle had put in an impressive performance, but manager Schmetzer says that he expected a victory for Seattle after the substantial improvement shown in the second half. The first half was a dull affair with both teams struggling to break the opposition.
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Seattle was slightly on the back-foot ahead of the game because they had locked horns with LA only a few days back and had got absolutely hammered by four goals to one. But they seemed to be pumped up to avenge that as they took the pitch on Sunday and dramatically managed to get a lead in the very first minute of the game, leaving LA shell shocked.
However that happiness turned into anguish pretty soon as not only the visitors managed to level the proceedings just a couple of minutes later, Seattle thereafter went one man short too as Cristian Roldan received marching orders from the referee for a foul.
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Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has indicated that the club have no plans of parting ways with Jadon Sancho during the summer transfer window. The German side are set to lose the services of Christian Pulisic when the season concludes, and this has encouraged the need to keep hold of Sancho, who has been one of their standout performers this season.
In an interview with Bild, Watzke revealed that Sancho won’t follow Pulisic through the exit door during the summer with the club determined to keep him for at least one more season, he said: “I’m far from putting a price tag on Jadon. His transfer would be difficult even for the biggest clubs in the world at the moment. Jadon will play for Borussia Dortmund next season.”
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