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Voting for 2018 Sounder at Heart Young Player of the Year

Voting for 2018 Sounder at Heart Young Player of the Year

Who will follow in the footsteps of two-time winners DeAndre Yedlin and Cristian Roldan? This award is given by the readers of Sounder at Heart to the player under the age of 23 who had the best year in 2018. Members of the Seattle Sounders First Team, S2, the Academy, and Academy alums still within the organization (potential HGPs and/or Sounders U23 players) are eligible. Staff has reduced the list of potential winners to 10, no previous winners are eligible. Previous winners of the Sounder at Heart Young Player of the Year award are Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan (twice), DeAndre Yedlin...
Sounder At Heart Nov 7, 2018
Nos Audietis, Episode 289: Not quite a disaster

Nos Audietis, Episode 289: Not quite a disaster

Sounder head home trailing 2-1. Not exactly the result the Sounders were looking for, but a 2-1 loss in Portland is not the end of the world. The Sounders got the away goal and history tells us that heading one witha one-goal deficit isn’t that big of a disadvantage. Of possibly more concern is the injuries to Cristian Roldan and Chad Marshall. Roldan looks like he might be able to suit up on thursday, but Marshall could be out for the rest of the year after undergoing surgery. We talked all about that while also taking questions on such subjects as Frei-day and favorite French...
Sounder At Heart Nov 6, 2018
Chad Marshall undergoes surgery for meniscus injury

Chad Marshall undergoes surgery for meniscus injury

Cristian Roldan will be a “game-time decision.” TUKWILA, Wash. — Seattle Sounders centerback Chad Marshall underwent surgery Tuesday morning for a meniscus injury, head coach Brian Schmetzer told the media at training. Marshall, 34, was forced into an early exit from Seattle’s 2018 MLS Cup Playoff match against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park Sunday due to the injury. “Marshall is having surgery this morning for a meniscus injury,” Schmetzer said. “I will give you further updates once the surgery is successful and he is back on his feet.” Schmetzer was quoted after...
Sounder At Heart Nov 5, 2018
Upon closer inspection, Raúl Ruidíaz’s goal was even better

Upon closer inspection, Raúl Ruidíaz’s goal was even better

Ruidíaz had almost no room and managed to hit a volley off a deflected pass. PORTLAND, Ore. — By now, I think we probably all agree that Raúl Ruidíaz is at least in the running for the best close-range finisher the Seattle Sounders have ever had. Time and time again, the Peruvian makes shots from in and around the six-yard box look extraordinarily easy. The latest example came on Sunday when he briefly gave the Sounders a 1-0 lead, finishing off Cristian Roldan’s cross. I don’t think this necessarily looked like an easy finish at full speed, but LevyFilms’ footage better...
Sounder At Heart Nov 4, 2018
Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan injury updates

Chad Marshall, Cristian Roldan injury updates

Neither player is likely to be available for Leg 2. PORTLAND, Ore. — Perhaps more dispiriting than the result itself was the Seattle Sounders losing two of their most important players to injury in the first half. Cristian Roldan hurt his hip flexor when being taken down by goalkeeper Jeff Attinella in the 6th minute and Chad Marshall suffered a knee injury around the 36th minute. “It’s not a ligament tear for Chad,” Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer said. “He’s a tough kid. He’ll be back. Cristian had a right hip flexor on the penalty. That’s where it came from, but...
Sounder At Heart Oct 29, 2018
Sounders vs. Earthquakes: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders vs. Earthquakes: Highlights, stats and quotes

“They wanted to end this season on a positive note for their mentality, for their ‘never say die’ mentality. That’s why this team is capable of a championship.” -Brian Schmetzer Match Data SUMMARY Seattle Sounders FC 2 - San Jose Earthquakes 1 Sunday, October 28, 2018 Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field Referee: Chico Grajeda Assistants: Matthew Nelson, Eduardo Mariscal Fourth Official: Ramy Touchan VAR: Kevin Terry, Jr. Attendance: 42,617 Weather: 56 degrees and partly cloudy SCORING SUMMARY SJ - Own Goal (Chad Marshall) 64’ SEA - Raúl Ruidíaz (Cristian Roldan,...
Sounder At Heart Oct 25, 2018
The case for Chad Marshall as Defender of the Year

The case for Chad Marshall as Defender of the Year

Cristian Roldan says opposing forwards “don’t want any part” of Marshall. TUWKILA, Wash. — Now have played 400 games in his MLS career, spanning 35,033 minutes of playing time it would seem reasonable to assume that Chad Marshall might have lost a step. But his teammates say that by taking smarter steps, Marshall is still one of the most effective defenders in the league. According to WhoScored, Marshall has been dribbled past just six times in 2018, tied for third-fewest in the league among center backs. Only Kendall Waston (VAN), Brent Kallman (MIN) and Tim Parker (NYRB) have been...
Sounder At Heart Oct 19, 2018
It sure looks like Joevin Jones wants to return to Sounders

It sure looks like Joevin Jones wants to return to Sounders

The former Sounders left back is dropping some strong hints on Instagram. Joevin Jones left the Seattle Sounders last offseason on somewhat questionable terms, basically going AWOL at one point and apparently upset with how his contract negotiations were handled. But less than a year after joining 2. Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98, Jones is dropping some pretty strong hints that he might want to come back. In comments on two different Instagram posts by Cristian Roldan and Osvaldo Alonso, Jones expressed a desire to play for the Sounders again. Of course,...

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