Sounders FC announced Monday afternoon the re-signing of Alex Roldan as a right back. Roldan was a First Round MLS SuperDraft selection in 2018 and appeared in 28 MLS regular-season appearances with two assists. Roldan will be competing for playing time in the upcoming season at the right fullback position after being originally drafted as a midfielder. The Sounders have a bevy of talented midfielders and the switch to right fullback will provide an opportunity for more playing time for Roldan.
We’re excited to bring back Alex for another season in Seattle and see how he does at a new position,” said Sounders FC General Manager and President of Soccer Garth Lagerwey. “He has been a great pro these past two seasons, and his experience with our club will allow us to be flexible with him on the field.”
Roldan, 23, has appeared in 28 games for Sounders FC over the last two seasons, starting 12 of them. In 1,174 minutes of action since 2018, he has recorded two assists and 14 shots. Roldan has also appeared in 14 games for the club’s USL side, making 12 starts and recording 975 minutes and two goals scored. The Pico Rivera, California native attended Seattle University, where he started all 82 games over his four years, finishing his collegiate career with 18 goals and 17 assists.
TRANSACTION: Sounders FC re-signs defender Alex Roldan on February 17, 2020.
Name: Alex Roldan
Born: July 28, 1996
Hometown: Pico Rivera, California
Citizenship: United States / El Salvador
College: Seattle University
Acquired: Selected with the 22nd pick of the First Round (22nd overall) in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. Signed to First Team contract on February 13, 2018 and re-signed on February 17, 2020.