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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