Jackson Ragen reflects on LAFC loss

On Tuesday, defender Jackson Ragen addressed the media following a training session at the Sounders FC Training Center.

Interview: Jackson Ragen on the result at LAFC
Interview: Jackson Ragen on the result at LAFC / Seattle Sounders FC

The Seattle Sounders opened their season with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to LAFC. However, defender Jackson Ragen remains optimistic, focusing on the positives and highlighting areas for growth, as seen in his recent interview.

While acknowledging the sting of the loss, Ragen finds reason for hope. He commends the team's performance, suggesting they "played well enough to deserve a point or three." He emphasizes the team's flashes of brilliance, showcasing their potential throughout the match.

Ragen isn't shying away from the team's shortcomings. He acknowledges "defensive mistakes" that need to be addressed. This transparency is a testament to the team's commitment to improvement. He stresses that the squad is still in the process of forming a cohesive unit and anticipates improved coordination as the season progresses.

The defender also acknowledges the difficulty of facing a strong opponent like LAFC. He views the challenge as a valuable learning experience, stating, "the experience will help the team moving forward." This positive outlook demonstrates Ragen's maturity and his belief in the team's ability to learn and adapt.

Jackson Ragen's interview provides valuable insights into the mindset of the Sounders after their season opener. While disappointed with the result, he remains focused on the positives and highlights areas for improvement.

Currently ranked 11th in the Western Conference, Seattle Sounders FC will play their first home game of the season on Saturday, March 2nd, at 7:30PM PT. The match will take place at Lumen Field, where the Sounders will face Austin FC.

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