Svensson's arrival helped fill leadership vacuum in Seattle's march to MLS Cup

Svensson's arrival helped fill leadership vacuum in Seattle's march to MLS Cup

30-Nov-2017 12:09:00 | ESPNFC

Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman discuss how Seattle and Houston will line up ahead of their Western Conference Championship second leg. Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan discusses the keys to seeing out the second leg against the Houston Dynamo. SEATTLE -- Brian Schmetzer's most pressing concern this past offseason was about what the head coach described this week as a "leadership vacuum". Mere hours after winning last year's MLS Cup, his Sounders parted ways with a host of veterans like Nelson Valdez, Erik Friberg, Andreas Ivanschitz, Tyrone Mears, Herculez Gomez and Zach Scott. Not all of them played starring roles in Seattle's title run, but each had been popular within the locker room. They were strong voices willing to share opinions...

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