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Roman Torres welcomes increased competition for starts

Roman Torres welcomes increased competition for starts

“My mind is solely in this team, to start adding points and focus on making the playoffs.” He tells Sounder at Heart. TUKWILA, Wash. — Coming off an important 2-0 win at home over the Vancouver Whitecaps, there seems to be a change in the winds in Seattle helping this Sounders team add points and slowly change their course to begin moving up the MLS standings. Over the last few weeks alone there has been an abundance of intensity and vigorous work surrounding the training field, initially ignited by the arrival Designated Player Raul Ruidiaz. But now, after the Rave Green was able to...
Sounder At Heart Jul 19, 2018
Open competition for spots has helped Sounders improve

Open competition for spots has helped Sounders improve

With familiar faces returning and new ones joining, everyone is fighting for time. TUKWILA, Wash. — Sounders training sessions have looked lively this week. High energy, up-tempo and very competitive. It’s for good reason; with Roman Torres and Gustav Svensson back in the fold, Kelvin Leerdam healthy and Raúl Ruidíaz in the mix, virtually every spot is an open competition. Head coach Brian Schmetzer acknowledged as much when asked about his center back situation for Saturday’s match against Vancouver. “It’s competition,” Schmetzer said. “Guys that are performing well in...

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