Cristian Roldan Biography – Seattle Sounders Midfielder

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Cristian Roland Bio

Cristian Roland has played over 200 games for MLS' Seattle Sounders. Image Source: Cristian Roland Instagram.

Cristian Roldan is a professional soccer player who currently plays for the Major League Soccer side Seattle Sounders FC and the United States Men’s National Soccer Team. Roldan has been a significant part of the Seattle team as he has featured in more than 200 games and has featured in more than 30 international games for the United States.

With the 2022 World Cup just around the corner, Cristian must be excited to be part of the national team in November. Many are curious to know more about the player as he is expected to be in the squad for the tournament. So, let’s talk more about Cristian Roldan’s net worth, family, and career in this article.

Parents Escaped The Civil War

On June 3, 1995, Cristian was born to a Guatemalan father and an El Salvadorian mother. Tragically, Cristian Roldan’s father, Cesar Roldan, and mother, Ana Roldan, left their respective countries amidst the 1982 civil war that terrorized both countries.

The couple had left their countries to move over to the US and met in 1990. They married soon after and moved to a town east of Los Angeles. They had Roldan and two other children after settling in America.

Cesar and Ana’s struggle has been immense to their sons’ careers as they have constantly worked to support their children. When he was leaving the country, Cesar was only 21 and had just completed his education at a trade school. He worked as a mechanic at a BMW dealership in Guatemala City.


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Likewise, Cristian Roldan’s mother was raised poor as she used to handle her family’s ranch in her town. She used to take the bus daily, which would take an hour to reach a small college. They sacrificed a lot for their children, and it looks like it has paid off.

All three brothers are thoroughly engraved into the soccer world as they have played the game since they were very young. The oldest of the three, Cesar Roldan Jr, is an athletic trainer for MLS club La Galaxy, while the youngest Alexander Roldan Leon is part of the Seattle Sounders.

Roldan attended El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California. Then, he went to the University of Washington.

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Cristian Roldan Net Worth And Career

Roldan was a young prodigy in his high school in Pico Riviera, California, and was named the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year. Having started playing college soccer soon after, Roldan must have played many games. As he is the starter for his MLS team, Cristian has amassed a considerable amount. So, Cristian Roldan’s net worth must be immense.

Here are some of Cristian Roldan’s stats:

Competitions Appearances Goals Stats
MLS 209 30 28
MLS Cup Playoffs 24 2
CONCACAF Championship League 20 2 8
Leagues Cup 3 1 3
US Open Cup 4 1

Table Source: Transfermarkt

The athlete showed great signs in the game when he started playing collegiate soccer at the University of Washington. He played for the team Washington Huskies for a season as he scored ten goals in 41 matches. He also helped the team win the Pac-12 title in 2013 with three assists. He was also part of the Premier Development League’s Washington Crossfire later in the season.

According to Salary Sport, Cristian used to earn $11,855 per week, which totaled $616,459 annually in 2020. Having spent over seven seasons at the club, he must have amassed a significant sum. Likewise, according to Spotrac, Roldan currently has a base salary of $860,000.

Here are some of Cristian Roldan’s earnings:

Year Base Salary Guaranteed Salary
2018 $154,000 $191,000
2019 $460,000 $596,542
2020 $660,000 $781,542
2021 $760,000 $881,542
2022 $860,000 $981,542

Table Source: Spotrac

Also, in 2018, Roldan signed a five-year contract worth $4 million, but that must have increased by now. Moreover, he was featured as a nine-year-old after being selected for his ball juggling skills in an Adidas commercial.

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Happily Engaged

Roldan is happily engaged to his beautiful fiancee Ciana N Baron. Cristian Roldan’s fiancee accepted his proposal in January 2021 after he popped the question at the Golden Gardens Beach. He posts pictures of them spending time together frequently.

Cristian Roland's engagement
Cristian Roldan proposed to his partner in January 2021. Image Source: Cristian Roldan Instagram.

The pair has not revealed the timeframe of their dating, but they have photos on Instagram since 2015. Thus, they must have been dating for a long time. Cristian Roldan’s soon-to-be-wife seems like a private person and has kept her Instagram private. However, she goes to his games and is a supportive partner.

Cristian seems to be living a happy and content life with his partner. Let’s hope he can keep winning titles and be happy with his family.

Trivia And Facts

  • He has a dog named Charles and has also Instagram for him.
  • He has 56.4K followers on Instagram and 23.6K on Twitter.
  • He wears jersey number 7 with Seattle.