Spanish attacker Victor Rodriguez has acknowledged that it was difficult to move on from Seattle Sounders but he had to take the decision due to his own personal concerns. The 30-year-old had a stop-start career with the Sounders with a number of nagging injuries but he managed to bag the MVP award during the 3-1 triumph over Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the former Sporting Gijon man appreciated his two-year stint with the Sounders and admitted that he won’t forget the goal which contributed towards the MLS Cup final success, he told: “It was something incredible. I remember it with a great deal of affection. That day will be marked on my mind forever and the goal I scored it’s probably until this day the most important of my career.”
Meanwhile, he added to thank the club’s faithful and stated that they were the prime reason behind him able to perform to the best out of his abilities, he continued: “I am tremendously thankful with the entire Sounders fan base for the enormous affection I have received, and I continue to receive until this day. All of that will evidently make sure I keep Seattle and the Seattle Sounders forever in my heart.”
Concluding his interview, Rodriguez was not impressed with the quality at the Sounders. He was particularly pleased with the standard of play in the MLS and remained positive about the league going from strength to strength. When asked about a particular player, who had impressed him, the Spaniard did not hesitate to mention the names of those with whom he trained on regular intervals at Starfire.
Rodriguez is currently out-of-contract and he has confirmed that he has yet to receive any offers from La Liga. The experienced attacker has plans to settle down in Spain due to concerns over the health of his daughter.