Seattle Sounders were only able to secure a 1-1 draw with Vancouver Whitecaps in the recent league match.
The club have been on a great run of form over the last few weeks, but the streak of three consecutive wins was brought to an end with the draw against Vancouver. Still, it was a positive result for the club considering that most of the table rivals were also dropping points. After having had a mediocre start to the campaign, Seattle Sounders are now pushing for a MLS cup title. The defending champions are unbeaten in the last 11 league matches. The club’s last defeat was away against New York City.
Victor Rodriguez was one of the new faces for Seattle Sounders in the game against Vancouver, as he came up with a strong debut. The Spanish midfielder was signed earlier this month and the 28-year-old winger was able to get a penalty. This was converted by Nicolas Lodeiro, but Seattle Sounders were unable to hang on to this advantage.
Fredy Montero has been one of the top scorers in a MLS this season and he was able to come up with the equaliser for Vancouver whitecaps. A major disappointment for Seattle was the inability to hold on to the win even when playing with a numerical advantage in the last 30 minutes.
“Good. Very good. You saw what he brought. Good quality, good passer. I like the fact that he was trying to be goal-dangerous, that’s something we discussed. I need goal production out of that position,” said manager Brian Schmetzer about the debut of the 28-year-old. “He’s easy to play with. He’s one of the guys who always wants the ball at his feet, he’s looking to combine, he’s looking to move and we have a lot of guys like that. So it makes my life easier as a striker,” said striker Bruin.