Brian Schmetzer pleased with Xavier Arreaga’s debut for Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer has admitted that he was pleased with the showing of Xavier Arreaga during his debut league game for the club. The Ecuador international joined the team just prior to the close of the Primary transfer window and it had been predicted that he would be slowly drafted into the lineup.

However, that was not the case with him brought on to make his debut during the recent clash against Sporting Kansas City after Kim Kee-hee suffered a lateral knee damage before the half-time interval. Despite his best efforts, Seattle ended on the losing side with a 3-2 scoreline but head coach Schmetzer was pleased with the debut showing, he said: “Arreaga was good. You saw what he brings. He’ll need to learn the physicality of our league. On the ball, he was very steady and a calming influence back there…I liked what I saw.”
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Arjen Robben is Planning to Move, What would be His Next Destination, it’s a Big Question

Arjen Robben contract with Bayern Munich is expiring soon, and he is not looking for other options to make a switch. According to the report in the media, he is considering MLS for this.

Robben performed great in Bayern and has been an integral part of the team, he played a special role in showing Bayern’s dominance with total 305 games, 143 goals along with 101 assists in all competitions. The contract of Robben is expiring this summer and soon he is going to be a free agent, the rumors are there, that he will be signed by MLS this summer. According to reports, Robben probably is signed on a (TAM) Targeted Allocation Money deal for the 2019 remainder, instead of being hired as a designated player on that same thing that happened to Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the last season.
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LA FC SWEAT OVER VELA’S FITNESS

Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela sustained an injury to his knee while on preseason duty. An injury is to Carlos Vela is always a great loss for LAFC, as he is one of the most important piece of the jigsaw for them.

This shows how important he is to the Los Angeles based team. His importance can be compared to Manchester city without Fernandinho this season, Atlanta United without Miguel Almiron. And D.C. United without Wayne Rooney. The players listed above are known as the ‘Jenga pieces’ of their respective teams.
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CANOUSE’S RETURN SPARKS UNITED TURNAROUND

The rise of Luciano Acosta, the arrival of Wayne Rooney and the homecoming of Bill Hamid may have stolen the headlines for DC United throughout the course of the season but quietly, the return of defensive midfielder Russell Canouse from injury helped revitalize the club’s play-off hopes.

Canouse was left on the sidelines from the opening day of the 2018 season till about midway through the season with a knee injury. He finally made a return to action on the opening of Audi Field on July 14, making his first appearance of the season after being subbed on to the stadium’s inaugural match in the 89th minute.
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Olsen happy with his team

DC United head coach Ben Olsen said that he is happy with his players at the moment as they are performing really well. Indeed DC United has had a spectacular turnaround in their form and they have now reached the playoffs.

Ben Olsen admitted that it has been a difficult start to the season and that they have had to work really hard in order to improve. He said that he has been enjoying the past few weeks a lot as his team has been playing really well.
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