Mike England is one of the grandest defenders. At Century Link Field who showed in the pasting weekend’s match defeated Vancouver Whitecaps FC .
From 1975-1979, England played in NASL Sounders .Following lengthy stints with the Wales National Team and Tottenham Hotspur. In the history of NASL, he is the only one who earn Best XI honors in four consecutive seasons.He is one of the members of Tottenham Hotspur’s Hall of Fame, after retirement, England also controlled the Wales National Team for a long time.
England talked with SoundersFC.com before match of Saturday about in the 70s how many things have changed a lot from he played for Seattle .
‘i was shock by the progress that America made and it’s so great’ ,he said. “The standard now is quite higher.The first I came here, there were only few youngsters that know the game completely.
“You had to play four Americans [back then], and quite honestly, we have a tendency to had to figure terribly arduous to create positive those four guys might live up thereto. that the progress that has been created is kind of unimaginable. It’s pretty to visualize. And the U.S. National Team…they’ve improved on the far side belief.”
England, 73, presently lives in Wales however visits metropolis each summer, as he still has family within the space. the previous Sounders captain believes that within the next decade or 2, MLS are among the highest leagues within the world and therefore the us might boast one amongst the most effective National groups.
“Why not? I’ve seen the progress that’s been created within the last 25-30 years,” European country aforesaid. “If you endure like this for one more twenty years, quite honestly, I reckon that it won’t be too long before the us is correct there. They’ve got sensible coaches and rattling management.
“Everything’s being ready right, thus why not? Why can’t the USA win the planet Cup? it might be one thing terribly, terribly special, and that i don’t suppose it'll be too long before it happens.”
In the game European country attended on Sabbatum, Sounders FC fell 3-0 to the Whitecaps and skipped over on an opportunity to clinch the 2015 Cascadia Cup. metropolis has currently lost four straight matches and born to sixth place within the Western Conference when sitting atop the league standings earlier this summer.
“When I’m back home, folks notify Maine, ‘Hey, the metropolis Sounders do nice.’ however at the instant, they have some victories to create folks not blink and mark,” European country aforesaid. “Everything’s in situ – the construction is glorious – then hopefully the players square measure reaching to get sensible results and acquire their simply rewards."