Seattle Sounders get first win of the season in the Eastern Conference of the Major League Soccer [MLS]. The star player of the team, Clint Dempsey, scored the lone goal that separated the team and Montreal Impact in the fourth match of the MLS this season.
Sigi Schmid’s team would need more victories if they actually want to finish the season well as they are currently tenth on the log table. In the game against Montreal Impact, midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz and goal scorer Clint Dempsey switched roles. Dempsey dropped behind to strengthen the middle while Ivanschitz moved up into the left wing. Ivanschitz revealed that they have always switched positions before.
He said: “In the games before, we always switched positions. Sometimes, he was on the left wing and I was the second striker, so we just started different but in general it’s the same. I think step by step we are playing better together.”
Ahead of the game against Houston Dynamo, who are 8th on the table, the Sounders would need to dig deep to get their second win.
“Especially now this weekend it will be important how we defend as a team, how we organize ourselves, and be crucial when we have the ball and in the final third,” Ivanschitz added.
Striker Nelson Valdez was seen training aside the team. Coach Sigi Schmid said the striker picked up a knock during training earlier this week. He is still a doubt for the game against Houston Dynamo on Sunday.
Schmid told reporters: “He’s doing alright; it’s nothing we see as anything long-term or serious but right now it’s still bothersome to him. This Sunday is maybe too early, we’ll know more tomorrow. When he jumped he landed and he just felt a little bit of something, but it’s nothing extreme.”
Seattle Sounders play Houston dynamo Sunday and then the Philadelphia Union next.