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The Colombian appears to be an exceptional all-around defender.
There was reasonably skepticism heading into 2019, but his defensive performance took a significant step forward.
The data suggests he might, but it’s not yet conclusive.
Defensive imbalance can’t be resolved by health.
Second half goals from Andreas Ivanschitz and Clint Dempsey rescued Seattle's chances of advancing in the MLS Cup playoffs. Nevertheless, history suggests the Sounders have plenty of work to do in the Dallas return leg.