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Seattle Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan embraces familiar challenge of playing multiple positions

Entering his sixth season as a professional, Sounders midfielder Cristian Roldan faces a new yet familiar challenge.

Known for his versatility and limitless engine, Roldan has played virtually every position on the pitch during his tenure in Rave Green, with the exception of center back and goalkeeper. While he’s cemented himself as one of the league’s best central midfielders, he’s also started over 30 MLS matches as a right winger.

“It seems like I might float where I’m supposed to be needed,” said Roldan. “I’m always a team player and I’m always going to play the position I’m being asked to.