For the second time in a week, Sounder at Heart readers have chosen a substitute as man of the match. Readers gave Lamar Neagle a 5.94 rating for his substitute appearance in Texas against FC Dallas, the highest given to any Seattle Sounders player in the 3-1 disappointing loss.
It's probably important to note here that the score is below the 6 that constitutes "good" in our rating system, meaning no player received a "good" rating from those who rated the game through the SaH website. Clint Dempsey had the highest score for a player that started the game, with a 5.61.
Five starters and two substitutes finished with ratings below a 5, which is "adequate" in our rating system, which speaks to the displeasure with the effort in Frisco.
Read the full community scores here, then move on to rate the players in the much more satisfying 4-2 win this Saturday against Chivas USA this Saturday. My scores are in parenthesis after the community score.
Community ratings for the loss at FC Dallas
Lamar Neagle: 5.94 (6) (sub)
Clint Dempsey: 5.61 (6)
Marco Pappa: 5.53 (7)
Obafemi Martins: 5.48 (6)
Zach Scott: 5.48 (6)
Chad Marshall: 5.45 (6)
Osvaldo Alonso: 5.28 (6)
Leo Gonzalez: 4.85 (5)
DeAndre Yedlin: 4.84 (5)
Brad Evans: 4.80 (6)
Andy Rose: 4.68 (5)
Chad Barrett: 4.59 (5) (sub)
Stefan Frei: 4.50 (5)
Djimi Traore 2.96 (3) (sub)
Sounders v. Chivas USA player ratings
In an effort to keep this second catch-up thread brief, I offer you my scores for this game without the normal comment after this ballot. If you have questions or thoughts, ask me and I'll try to answer them in the comments below. This will be the last of these catch-up threads as the team is back to a more-normal once-a-week schedule now.
Yedlin 5, Marshall 5, Anibaba 5, Evans 5,
Neagle 6, Alonso 8, Azira 7, Pappa 6
Dempsey 9, Martins 9 (MOTM)
Subs: Rose 5, Okoli and Remick incomplete
The key to the 1-10 scale:
7. Very good
10. World Class