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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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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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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