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Sounder At Heart Feb 5, 2019
Roldan reflects on positive USMNT experience

Roldan reflects on positive USMNT experience

The midfielder hopes to earn a spot on the Gold Cup roster. TUKWILA, Wash. – Cristian Roldan returned to training with the Seattle Sounders at Starfire Sports Tuesday after being absent for the first United States Men’s National Team January camp under new head coach Gregg Berhalter. After a month’s worth of training with other MLS players in the national pool and playing the full 90 minutes in both U.S. friendlies, Roldan was thrilled with his experience. “I think I had a great experience in terms of getting to know the guys, the soccer, the information,” Roldan said. “The two...
Sounder At Heart Feb 4, 2019
International duty reaffirms expectations for Roldan and Francis going into 2019

International duty reaffirms expectations for Roldan and Francis going into 2019

The two Sounders are set to join preseason with added fitness and form from time with national teams. Cristian Roldan and Waylon Francis concluded their respective national team camps playing against one another in a United States vs. Costa Rica match that featured both going the full 90. With the match concluded and the camps finished, the two players are now free to join the rest of the Sounders as the preseason ramps up to a ten-day, three-match trip to Arizona that will begin February 6th. When Roldan and Francis do join Sounders camp, they’ll likely be ahead of the curb both...
Sounder At Heart Feb 2, 2019
USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Gamethread and updates

USMNT vs. Costa Rica: Gamethread and updates

The USMNT and Cristian Roldan are in San Jose to close out January camp against Costa Rica The United States men’s national team closes out the January national team camp with a friendly in San Jose against Costa Rica. Sunday saw the USMNT beat Panama 3-0 in Phoenix. Panama played a very young squad and gave up a multitude of chances that could have seen the USA put up 6 or 7 goals, if not for some poor finishing. While Costa Rica is not bringing their first team to San Jose, they should have a much better squad than Panama and will be a step up in competition for the USMNT. Three Big...
Sounder At Heart Jan 27, 2019
USMNT vs. Panama: Gamethread and updates

USMNT vs. Panama: Gamethread and updates

The USMNT and Cristian Roldan are in Phoenix to open 2019 against Panama. The United States men’s national team opens 2019 with a friendly in Arizona against Panama. After a lost 2018, the men’s program is looking for a reset with a new coach and young generation of players looking to make their way to the full national team. Three Big Storylines: New Year, who dis? It took 417 days from when the USMNT lost in Couva getting eliminated from World Cup 2018 contention to name their new manager, but Gregg Berhalter now has the job and this will be his first match in charge. Dave...
Sounder At Heart Jan 23, 2019
What’s going on with Nouhou’s absence from training camp?

What’s going on with Nouhou’s absence from training camp?

The left back is apparently scheduled for a visa interview, but transfer rumors continue to swirl. Two days into Seattle Sounders training camp, there are still a few notable absences. Cristian Roldan and Waylon Francis are with their respective national teams and will likely join the team some time after the United States plays Costa Rica on Feb. 2. Gustav Svensson is apparently scheduled to join the team some time this week, and will likely have a green card once he does. That leaves Nouhou and Jordy Delem, who are both waiting for their visas to be approved. Sounders GM and President of...
Sounder At Heart Jan 22, 2019
Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan extensions officially confirmed

Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan extensions officially confirmed

“We’re excited about them being Sounders for a long time,” general manager Garth Lagerwey said. It wasn’t exactly the most formal announcement, but the Seattle Sounders have officially confirmed that Cristian Roldan and Jordan Morris have signed multi-year contract extensions. Sounder at Heart previously reported that all five years of Roldan’s contract are guaranteed while three of the five years on Morris’ contract are guaranteed. Rather than issuing a press release, Sounders GM Garth Lagerwey simply confirmed previous reports. “Jordan and Cristian are both signed...

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