Sporting KC

August 22, 2013 9:36 PM

Sporting KC’s Rosell provides a stabilizing influence

Oriol “Uri” Rosell was never going to anchor himself in front of centerbacks Matt Besler and Aurelien Collin, as Julio Cesar did so often last season. He also was going to be as physical of a presence breaking up opposing teams’ runs with clinical slide tackles. What Rosell does bring, however, is a calmness that Sporting KC has lacked at times in the midfield the last few years. His technical ability allows the club to build its attack from the back rather than continually force the issue.

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