Vargas looking to shine at home opener, eyes on bigger role for Sounders

Interview: Obed Vargas on Excitement Surrounding Home Opener
Interview: Obed Vargas on Excitement Surrounding Home Opener / Seattle Sounders FC

Seattle Sounders FC midfielder Obed Vargas is buzzing with anticipation for the team's home opener, eager to experience the electric atmosphere of Lumen Field after a rough start on the road. Vargas, interviewed on the Sounders' official YouTube channel, expressed his belief that the home crowd will be a massive advantage for the team, injecting them with the energy needed to bounce back.

Vargas also highlighted the importance of his partnership with fellow midfielder Josh Atencio. They're still ironing out their roles, determining who pushes forward offensively and who anchors the defense. Nonetheless, Vargas emphasized the need for them to be on the same page to function effectively.

Beyond partnerships, Vargas stressed the significance of possession and calculated risks. He believes the team must maintain control of the ball while minimizing turnovers, but also emphasizes the need to take calculated risks to create scoring opportunities. He also offered his thoughts on Sounders legend Ozzie Alonso, acknowledging his reputation as a tough competitor, despite never having witnessed him play live.

Looking ahead to the season, Vargas has set personal goals to play with more freedom. He feels he was restricted last year and is eager to showcase his attacking capabilities and take more shots on goal. With the home opener on the horizon and a clear vision for his role, Vargas is poised to make a significant contribution to the Sounders' success this season.

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.

More MLS news: