Seattle Sounders have managed to bring in Shalrie Joseph from Chivas USA. Shalrie Joseph was the former captain of the New England Revolution team. The arrival of the 34-year-old is a major boost for the Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid, who is under pressure after failing to deliver the MLS title last season. The club came extremely close to reaching the final of the competition only to be beaten in the penultimate round. Schmid said after the confirmed signing of the player that he is extremely happy to welcome a player like Joseph with his immense experience.
Due to the fact that Joseph has played in the MLS cups before, he will certainly help the team realised their ambition of lifting the MLS title. He has also spoken about the leadership qualities that Joseph will bring to the Seattle Sounders team. Seattle Sounders will be starting the new season with a match against Montréal Impact in the first week of March. It is expected that the new signing Joseph will be part of the squad that will take on Montréal Impact. Immediately following the match, the club will be having the CONCAF Champions League encounter against Tigres UANL, with the first leg away from home.
“We’re happy to add a player of Shalrie’s experience to our team. He’s been to MLS Cups before in his tenure with New England. He’s a player that has proven himself to be a leader in game situations and a player of his quality can only help us be a better team as we move into this season,” said the Seattle Sounders manager after the arrival of a player who has wealth of experience of playing in the MLS. Joseph will also be occupying a spot that is dedicated for him on the rooster for the season.