Team of the Matchday: Who rose to the occasion on Decision Day?
The final five Audi 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs tickets were punched on Decision Day, as clutch performers answered Matchday 38's "now or never" framework.
2022 (Seattle): Ragen signed a First Team contract prior to the 2022 season after playing for Tacoma Defiance the year prior. The center back started 14 of 23 appearances in MLS action, in addition to six in the Rave Green’s Concacaf Champions League title-winning run. Ragen also played all 120 minutes in Seattle’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match against the San Jose Earthquakes (May 12), as well as two appearances for Tacoma Defiance.
2021 (Tacoma Defiance): Ragen started all 16 of his appearances for Tacoma in 2021. He recorded 20 tackles won, 69 clearances and 11 interceptions as well as one goal.
Ragen had a star-studded career at the University of Michigan, where he won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year during his senior season, scoring a team-high five goals in the campaign. Ragen also received First Team All-Big Ten honors in 2019 and 2021.
Before his time with the Wolverines, Ragen was involved in the Sounders Academy system for one year during the 2016-2017 season and played on the Seattle Sounders U-18 team that placed third in the USSDA playoffs.
Signed to Sounders FC on February 14, 2022.