Seattle Sounders Coach Impressed With Alex Roldan’s Debut Against FC Dallas

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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Christian Pulisic Hints At Long-Term Borussia Dortmund Stay

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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Alex Roldan Earns Praise On His Debut

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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Variations on Both Teams To Score

As the world of betting continues to develop, so do the many ways in which you can bet, leading to more markets being created in order to match the interests of the frequent punter. After the go-to selection of win markets, the second most common bet to place in football betting is the Both Teams To Score bet, which has not only grown in popularity but even branched out into different variations.

The traditional Both Teams To Score market is pretty self-explanatory, with it only consisting of each side scoring regardless of the result but these other new editions can be hard to grasp, with more being created on the request of punters who saw new opportunities to bet. FootyAccumulators provide explanations of these different sorts of bets, as well as their own betting pages for tips for each market, with Both Teams To Score In Both Halves Tips being added to a specialised page on a weekly basis. Continue reading “Variations on Both Teams To Score”

Seattle Sounders recruit Alex Roldan and Jordan McCrary

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 LOSE TO RANGERS

Seattle Sounders lost 4-2 to the Rangers when both sides clashed at Shawnee Mission South District Stadium on Saturday. It is a continuance of a perfect record for the Rangers as they hosted their rivals in their homes opener.

Having performed well in their pre-season friendly against Bayer Leverkusen, who are one of the top teams in German Football, it was a disappointing start to the season for the Sounders. Continue reading “SEATTLE SOUNDERS LOSE TO RANGERS”