The people have spoken.
The captaincy was determined through a Twitter vote, which allowed fans to lobby for Roldan, LAFC star Carlos Vela, LA Galaxy forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and Nashville SC defender Walker Zimmerman.
It's the first career All-Star selection for Roldan, who's enjoyed a standout campaign in Seattle's midfield. The 26-year-old was crucial in covering for playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro's lengthy absence earlier this season, while also logging minutes in his customary defensive midfield spot. He has two goals and two assists across his 15 appearances, all of which have been starts.
In addition to Roldan's captaincy, Ruidiaz will also represent Seattle in the 2021 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge at Banc of California Stadium on August 24 (6 pm PT / 9 pm ET | FS1, TUDN, TSN, TVA Sports). Seattle currently lead the Western Conference with an 11W-3L-6D record and 39 points from 20 matches.