Are the top eleven a starting XI?
Seattle Sounders FC will always have a Swede on the team. This time with hair and no love for tacos. Still, he's a national teamer playing in "Southern Bulgaria" with long commutes. He still gets the call, no matter what Sounders fans think of his ability.
|#11 - Adam Johansson|
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Brought in with some fanfare, excitement and expectations Adam Johansson may not have met the hype or salaries, but he was still a more than serviceable MLS right back who still is a fringe national teamer.
Skills on offense: Decent first touch and strong short passer, Johansson's crosses were disappointing when compared to past Sounders crossers, but this may not be fair. Can't use speed to get down the line. Is not a threat on set-plays and is often in a safety position to prevent a rapid counter.
Skills on defense: More technically sound defender than Riley, but still had gaffes that dropped the Sounders points. He lacks to the speed to recover from those mistakes. When in the right place a strong defender shutting down passing options.
Best Case in 2013: He adapts to MLS and the Sounders adding more tangible results due to his stronger skillset.
|2012 Player Profiles|
|11||Adam Johansson||12||David Estrada|
|13||Zach Scott||14||Patrick Ianni|
|15||Andy Rose||16||Marc Burch|
|17||Alex Caskey||18||Mario Martinez|
|19||Steve Zakuani||20||Sammy Ochoa|
|21||Alvaro Fernandez||22||Servando Carrasco|
|23||Cordell Cato||24||Roger Levesque|
|25||Bryan Meredith||26||Mike Seamon|
|27||Marcus Hahnemann||28||Andrew Weber|
|29||Josh Ford||30||Christian Sivebaek|
|31||Andrew Duran||32||Daniel Steres|
|33||Michael Tetteh||34||Babayele Sodade|