Cristian Roldan: "We just need to be a little more clinical in front of the goal"

Seattle Sounders winger talked to media after this Tuesday's practice at Sounders Training Center.

Interview: Cristian Roldan on the result vs Austin FC
Interview: Cristian Roldan on the result vs Austin FC / Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC hasn't been lighting up the scoreboard to start the season, but according to midfielder Cristian Roldan, the team is unconcerned. In a recent interview, Roldan emphasized the team's focus on the process, believing that the goals will come naturally.

Roldan praised the Sounders for their performance so far. He talked about the team's fun on the field and their control of the ball. However, he also admitted some weaknesses, especially in transitioning and scoring.

"We just need to be a little more clinical in front of the goal."

Cristian Roldan

The Sounders have failed to make the most of their defensive work by generating enough shots on goal. They also need to be more precise and composed when they have scoring chances.

The interview discussed the impact of striker Raul Ruidiaz. Roldan praised Ruidiaz's consistent scoring ability, which opens up space and chances for his teammates. Ruidiaz's resurgence will surely boost the Sounders' offensive performance.

"(About Raul Ruidiaz) He opens up the field because he's willing to shoot from anywhere. He has the ability to score off any shot and teams respect that. He is always looking for that one touch shot."

Cristian Roldan

Roldan stressed the need to capitalize on their scoring opportunities ahead of their next match against Philadelphia Union. He thinks the team has to be efficient in finishing their chances and use the space that will open up on the field.

Cristian Roldan's remarks reveal the mindset of the Seattle Sounders. Even though they struggle to score, the team focuses on building a solid base and a clear game plan. Roldan's faith in the team's approach is comforting for fans, implying that the goals will come when they polish the final details.

Seattle is currently at 11th place in the Western Conference. On Saturday, March 9th, at 4:30 PM (PT), the Sounders will face the Philadelphia Union. The game will be held at the Subaru Park stadium in Chester, PA

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