In the middle of the summer, the Seattle Sounders season looked all but over. The team was sitting 10 points outside of the playoffs with just 13 games left to play- the Sounders were shit and they knew. Then, a miracle occurred.
But the emergence of Lodeiro and the loss of Dempsey forced Jordan Morris to step up and become the leading man for Seattle. The boy that scored goals for the USMNT while playing for Stanford University has now become a man that has led the Seattle Sounders to the MLS Cup Final.
(This zero-to-hero sort of story of the Seattle Sounders wouldn’t have happened if the MLS had a promotion/relegation system, just saying.)
The Sounders have to be looking at the success they’ve had with their current squad, a squad without Clint Dempsey. The Sounders are no longer the perennial underachieving side with Clint Dempsey’s stat line being the only redeeming feature. Seattle is a motherfucking contender without him.
Although it was incredibly unfortunate circumstances for Dempsey, the Seattle Sounders should realize that it is no longer his team and would be more beneficial playing a bit role in favor of the Lodeiro and Morris party.
In his rookie season, Morris scored 12 goals and added four assists to his name, decent enough numbers for a first-year player in the MLS to earn him Rookie of the Year honors. Enough can’t be said about Nico Lodiero and the impact that he had in just 13 games this year. The pair has combined for six of the Sounders’ eight postseason goals – they told the whole damn team to get on their backs.
Dempsey’s time as a prime producer for the Sounders is done. Although Lodeiro greatly helped in getting the best out of Jordan Morris in Seattle, the ROY has found the confidence to truly lead the team.
Seattle is Jordan Morris’ team now.
8 Premier League footballers that will move to the MLS
Januzaj seems to be morphing into Macheda Part 2: revenge of the one hit wonder.
Now I know he's head and shoulders above good old Federico, but either way it seems like his career will turn out the same way; too weak and not enough overall talent.
Struggling to believe that the striker is the same one that had a superb 'purple patch' whilst at Manchester City.
Poor spell in La Liga with Valencia, coupled with an underwhelming start to life with Middlesbrough, means it's time to pack those bags for the US.
JT's teammate has officially undone his legacy at Chelsea, with almost two seasons of incompetent defending.
It's time for the Serbian international to leave English shores, and join former colleague Ashley Cole in LA Galaxy's back-line.
Source: Cloud Front
The Leicester City forward was the unsung hero in the Foxes' historic Premier League title win, last season.
Additions of Ahmed Musa and Islam Slimani have seen the Japanese international sidelined.
The 30-year-old deserves his time in the spotlight, to be the main man; he can do that over in America.
Turned down summer moves to West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, despite knowing his Liverpool career is over.
The Frenchman's stock has fallen dramatically since his Paris Saint-Germain days, so it's time for a fresh start.
Source: This Is Anfield
So far removed from Pep Guardiola's plans, the Ivorian may as well be running out for Orlando City with Kaka and Andrea Pirlo, now.
We all know the outcast Manchester United midfielder is heading to the MLS. It's now just a case of 'when'.
Source: Manchester La La La
Poor old Wazza Roo. Can't get back in the United side, can't hit a barn door, and totally lost his first touch.
State side bound.