Cristian Roldan

Cristian Roldan
Cristian Roldan
Cristian Roldan
Midfielder
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Real Name: Cristian Roldan
HT: 5' 8" WT: 165
Age: 21 (06/03/1995)
Birthplace: Artesia, CA
Hometown: Pico Rivera, CA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 (Seattle): In his second year as a pro, Roldan emerged as a mainstay in Seattle’s Starting XI, as he partnered with Osvaldo Alonso in Brian Schmetzer’s 4-2-3-1 formation. Roldan made 28 starts in 33 MLS appearances, improving on his rookie statistics in every category. By season’s end, the University of Washington product tallied four goals and three assists. His first goal came in a 5-0 rout against FC Dallas (July 13), then followed up with another score two weeks later against the LA Galaxy. Roldan netted his third goal of the campaign in a 3-1 win over Portland (August 21), then added his fourth goal with a game-winning tally against Real Salt Lake on Decision Day (October 23). In the postseason, Roldan played all six matches, helping Seattle’s defense secure four clean sheets.   

2015 (Seattle): The No. 16 overall pick from the 2015 MLS SuperDraft out of the University of Washington, Roldan made 11 starts from 22 league appearances in the midfield – the third-most games played by a rookie in team history. He also appeared in each of the club’s three postseason matches. A versatile workhorse, Roldan was relied upon to play various roles in midfield, and even dropped to left-back for the extra time period in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals against FC Dallas (November 8). Roldan ranked eighth on the club with 12 shot attempts and his nine corner kicks ranked fifth. Roldan recorded his first career MLS assist on a goal by Obafemi Martins in a 3-0 win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC (September 19).  

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

In two decorated seasons at the University of Washington, Roldan started 38 of his 41 appearances, scoring 10 goals and seven assists. As a sophomore in 2014, the midfielder appeared in 19 games, including 17 starts, scored three goals—two of which were game-winners—and added two assists. He netted the overtime winner at Portland (September 27), and headed in a late game-winner against San Diego State (October 26). An All-Pac-12 First Team selection, Roldan was also named to the NSCAA Third Team All-America team, the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI, and the NSCAA All-Far West Region team. In 2013, Roldan was named the Soccer America National Freshman of the Year, and was ranked the No. 2 freshman in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com. He started all 22 games on the season, scoring seven goals and tallying five assists. In a 5-3 victory against San Diego State, Roldan scored two goals and added two assists (October 18). Roldan had game-winning headers against Oregon State (October 14) and San Diego State (October 25). In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Roldan had a game and an assist in Washington’s 4-2 win over Seattle University. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year was also named to the All-Pac-12 First Team. He earned National Player of the Week honors twice: October 22 and November 26.

YOUTH EXPERIENCE

Roldan was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year after leading El Racho High School to the Southern Section Division III title and a 29-2-1 record. In his senior campaign, Roldan scored 54 goals and amassed 31 assists. In 2012, he was named the Daily News Player of the Year, scoring 21 goals and adding 21 assists. He played club soccer for Union Independiente.

ACQUIRED

Selected in First Round (16th overall) in 2015 MLS SuperDraft.


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017Seattle Sounders FC3302700005000
2016Seattle Sounders FC3328426323301127420
2015Seattle Sounders FC221101114112413310
Career Totals-5842440164421545730
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