‘They need to be on the field’: Sounders forced to walk a tightrope with upcoming World Cup

Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro drives forward in the first half as the Seattle Sounders FC take on Los Angeles FC for their home opener at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Sunday March 4, 2018.

Traditional fans are upset that a Supporters’ Shield has been seemingly lost by May, while casual fans question why the team tolerates players showing more interest in the World Cup than their own squad.

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