Sibling rivalry helped push Cristian and Alex Roldan into Sounders’ starting lineup

Seattle Sounders midfielder Alex Roldan, center, and his brother, midfielder Cristian Roldan, left, advance the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in Seattle. The Impact won 1-0. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) OTK

When Alex Roldan joined his brother, Cristian, on the field for the Sounders on Sunday, it marked the first time in recent memory that two siblings have started the same game for a Seattle pro sports team. “It was pretty emotional seeing him in the lineup,” Cristian Roldan said.

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