Carolina vs Seattle Sounders

On Saturday, Kevin Parsemain and Aaron Kovar lead Seattle Sounders to a comeback win against Coastal Carolina by scoring a goal each. The game went on just for sixty odd minutes which was a late supplement to the predefined schedule.

This add on game was especially designed to take a last look at the footballers, prior to the preseason finale of Carolina Challenge Cup Match in the latter half of the day, versus D.C United. The only official details of the game were received via Seattle Sounder’s Twitter update during the match day.

FUTURE UNSURE

The future of striker Obafemi Martins at Seattle Sounders has been in doubt for the last few weeks after it has emerged that the striker is reportedly looking for a move away from the club. He joined the club only last season, but persistent rumours have put his future in doubt.

Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid, though, has expressed his confidence that the player will remain at the club into the new season. The club did not have a good finish to the last season. As a result, they could only manage a fourth place finish in the table.

DEFENSIVE PROBLEMS

Centre back has been a major problem for Seattle Sounders in recent years and the manager Sigi Schmid has decided to go back to Chad Marshall in the bid to solve his problems.

The defender has been signed by Seattle Sounders from Columbus Crew, who will receive an undisclosed fee. They will also get the option of the third-round pick in the 2015 Super draft as part of the deal. Sigi Schmid is someone who knows Marshall extremely well after having managed him during his time at Columbus. He was part of the team that won the MLS cup in 2008.

DEMPSEY A HIT

Clint Dempsey has become a major attraction and one of the important players at Seattle Sounders since his summer move from Tottenham. One of the designated players in the squad, Dempsey is of huge value to Seattle Sounders.

This has led to manager Sigi Schmid requesting the US national team to opt against calling Dempsey for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The 30-year-old has missed the last two matches for the club due to a hamstring injury, but it looks likely that he will be called up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the next two World Cup qualifying matches.

THREE IN ALL-STARS

Three Real Salt Lake players are expected to be part of the MLS all-star game on Wednesday. Real Salt Lake manager Jason Kreis, though, has revealed that he tried to get in touch with Kansas City manager Peter Vermes, but was unable to do so. Vermes will be in charge of the MLS all-star team for the match.

MARTINS IS BACK

Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has expressed in his happiness at being able to select striker Obafemi Martins once again for the next match.

The former Newcastle United striker was given a straight red card, which would have ruled him out of the match against Vancouver whitecaps. However, his red card was rescinded by an independent board after an appeal from Seattle Sounders. He is the designated player at the club and one of the most important as well.

DURR UNSURE ON FUTURE

Kevin Durr, who has been included as the supplementary draft selection for Seattle Sounders, has said that he is not sure about the future with Sigi Schmid's team. Durr is currently looking to get a professional contract with Seattle Sounders.

The 21-year-old, though, was recently made eligible for the Air Force. Over the last four years, he has been one of the impressive players in the Air Force youth academy. Even though he is not extremely confident that he will not be included as part of the January draft, he is hoping to be part of the Seattle Sounders team in the future.

GREAT PERFORMANCE

The Seattle Sounders manager Sigi Schmid has said that he is extremely satisfied with the performance of the team in the season that has just concluded. Seattle Sounders almost made it to the final of the play-offs only to be defeated by the eventual champions LA Galaxy. The Seattle Sounders manager has said that he is proud of that record this season because it is an improvement over last season. The team managed two victories and one draw as opposed to the one draw last season. However, he is still disappointed at the prospect of not playing in the final of the competition.

SEATTLE LEFT DISAPPOINTED

The midfielder of Seattle Sounders, Mario Martinez, has expressed his disappointment after not being included in the team for the MLS regular season match against FC Dallas on Sunday. Martinez wrote on his twitter account that he is disappointed not to be getting regular playing opportunities at Seattle Sounders. He also wrote that he has not been able to find out the appropriate reason of his exclusion from the team.

EVANS NAMED PLAYER OF WEEK

The midfielder of Seattle Sounders, Brad Evans, has been given the MLS player of the week award for his brilliant performance in the match against FC Dallas which was played at Century Link Field Seattle, Washington. Evans scored two goals in that match with the help of which Seattle won that match easily by 3-1.

Evans’ first goal came in the 32nd minute off a penalty kick. It was a flat shot by the American midfielder and the ball went like a tracer bullet straight into the right hand corner of the net. That was the first goal to be scored in the match.