Brian Schmetzer Extremely Pleased with Jordan Morris’ Form

Jordan Morris has been going through a spectacular run of form and he was able to add more goals and assists to his tally from the recent Gold Cup appearances. He has easily been the most valuable player for Seattle alongside Nicolas Lodeiro. Morris has been able to come up with eight goals and six assists. These are some of the best figures around. Among the players who are eligible for USMNT, his return of 14 goals and assists happen to be the third best. The player has been functioning much better with the added confidence and Morris acknowledged the same.

The contribution from Morris was extremely important in Seattle getting victories over Portland Timbers and LA Galaxy. They have helped keep the club in contention for the top spot in the play-off places. LAFC in the top spot of the Western Conference seem too far in terms of advantage and Seattle may have already been left to fight for the second spot alongside the likes of Minnesota and the San Jose Earthquakes. Manager Brian Schmetzer admitted that Morris has been quite dangerous for the opposition. After having suffered an injury hell only 18 months ago, it is a great time for the player to be flying high for Seattle Sounders. It also makes Seattle’s decision to hand him a contract extension look quite good.

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Three Teams have Secured Their MLS Playoff Places

There are three clubs in the post-season of MLS with only seven weeks remaining in the regular season of the league. The three teams comprise of one team from Western and two teams from Eastern Conferences.

The regular season of MLS will conclude after seven weeks with teams begin to worry about their chances of going into the playoffs and start fighting for the title of the league. As the MLS entering their final regular-season is running three teams who have made their spot in the post-season, in spite of the fact that both Conferences are tight in terms of points between the competing sides with any of the eleven teams know well that this is the time in the campaign, where even a minor mistake could turn costly. The three teams of MLS include.

  • LAFC this club was the first one to secure its spot in a playoff in the competition. The squads of Bob Bradley played 27 games and secured impressive 62 points in the same.
  • Philadelphia Union was the second team that reaches in the playoffs after winning over Atlanta United in 26th week 26th. They played 29 games and scored 51 points.
  • New York City FC secured its spot in playoff in 26th week only. They win over Vancouver Whitecaps, the weakest team in the tournament and secured a total 50 points in 27 games that they played.

Teams that are Out of Run from the Championship 

Those teams who are no longer in the run include Vancouver and Cincinnati. Both teams did not advance to the playoffs. They have one game to play, but even after they win the seventh game of playoff their total sum will remain lower from teams that have secured their place in the playoff of the championship.

Las Vegas Lights FC Aims for MLS

The elected officials of Las Vegas City Council are eyeing the decision makers of Major League Soccer (MLS). However, the Council is still deciding whether it should negotiate terms on a deal that will decide on whether there should be the establishment of a venue for soccer. The motive is to make a way for the United Soccer League’s team Las Vegas Lights FC in order to have the team apply and join the MLS. The Council aims to forward a proposal to the commissioner to the MLS Don Garber and the owner of the Soccer League in exchange for the money worth. For this, the FC is ready to convert an area of as much as 62 acres of land from a mere stadium village if it makes the MLS consider its offer better.

The MLS owners in the year 2017 were planning to extend it to as many as four cities. But, the MLS has always had a hard time and their struggles date back to the year of their establishment itself. Initially, when the MLS decided to expand, it did face some problems but found its way out soon enough. The League now wishes to expand itself to six teams and is eyeing the Indianapolis for this particular franchise. The Indianapolis franchise is at present the member of the United Soccer League but wishes to elevate its status and get to be a part of the Major League of Soccer and are ready to offer as many as $112 million to be a part of it.
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Brian Schmetzer Happy with Third Successive MLS Win

Chicago Fire became the latest team to suffer at the hands of Seattle Sounders, who have made a fast start in the 2019 MLS campaign by getting a 4-2 victory during the weekend. This was the third successive victory for Seattle Sounders, who do not have an inspiring pre-season. In fact, Brian Schmetzer was extremely disappointed to see his team lose most of the pre-season friendly matches and he had to stay very positive even after this poor form. However, Seattle have been able to continue the excellent form from the end of 2018 season even in 2019.

Seattle Sounders were knocked out of the MLS Cup conference semifinals last season by Portland Timbers. Now, Brian Schmetzer is targeting a victory in the MLS Cup due to this strong start. This is the second time Seattle have been able to score three or more goals already this season. Victor Rodriguez, Jordan Morris, and Nicolas Lodeiro came up with goals inside the opening 50 minutes to put a solid advantage for Seattle, who threatened to suffer the first dropped points of the season when goals from Raheem Edwards and Fabian Herbers was able to pull the home team to a 3-2 score for a brief period.Ruidíaz made sure of the three points for Seattle Sounders with a goal two minutes from normal time.
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LA GALAXY SIGNS DEFENSIVE PRODIGY

The LA Galaxy have been quietly building their roster as they look to make a big impact in this campaign after failing to make the playoffs last season. according to reports in the USA, the club have acquired the services of highly rated defender Diedie Traore.

The French defender had been highly regarded by the club after playing for the LA Galaxy II side last season. The 20-year-old was discovered in an LA Galaxy II Open tryout where the club allows young players across the country to participate in a trial.
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