Bio of USMNT player Cristian Roldan who plays his club soccer with the Seattle Sounders
Christian Roldan moved into contention for playing time with the USMNT in 2017 after becoming a key part of the Seattle Sounders midfield. The 2016 MLS Cup winner has shown he belongs at international level, picking the USMNT over Concacaf rivals Guatemala and El Salvador.
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Subbed on against Jamaica on Jun 24 and Saint Kitts and Nevis on Jun 28. Started the Jul 2 game against Trinidad and Tobago. Subbed on against Canada on Jul 9 and against Panama on Jul 12.
Subbed on against Honduras on Feb 2. Subbed on against Grenada in the Nations League on Jun 10. Named to the World Cup squad on Nov 9.
Started against Martinique in the Gold Cup on Jul 15. Subbed on against Canada on Jul 18, Jamaica on Jul 25, and Qatar on Jul 29. Subbed on against Mexico on Aug 1. Subbed on against El Salvador on Sep 2, against Canada on Sep 5, and against Honduras on Sep 8. Subbed on against Panama on Oct 10 and started against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec 18.
Played in both January camp games, the March friendlies, and started against Jamaica on Jun 5. Named to the Gold Cup roster. Started against Venezuela on Jun 9. Subbed on against Guyana on Jun 18. Started against Panama on Jun 26. Subbed on against Jamaica on Jul 3 and Mexico on Jul 7. Started against Uruguay on Sep 10. Started against Cuba in the Nations League on Oct 11. Started against Canada in the Nations League on Oct 15. Started against Cuba on Nov 19.
Played in four games for the USMNT.
Debuted for the USMNT.
Won the Concacaf Champions League with Seattle, finishing 11th in MLS.
Finished 2nd in the West with Seattle, exiting the playoffs in the opening round.
Advanced to the MLS Cup final with Seattle.
Won MLS Cup with the Sounders, finishing 2nd in the Western Conference.
Made 34 appearances with the Sounders, advancing to the quarterfinals
33 games with the Sounders, scoring six goals and making the MLS Cup final
33 appearances with the Sounders, winning MLS Cup.
Drafted 16th by Seattle playing in 22 games in his rookie season with the team advancing to the quarterfinals.
Youth and College
National player of the year at El Rancho High School, Christian attended the University of Washington.