Three shutouts in four played is a decent start to a year, particularly when Seattle Sounders with Brad Evans learning to play centerback on the fly. Houston Dynamo struggled to threaten despite being up a man for a third of the game and Obafemi Martins lone goal was enough to win.
Who impressed and who did not?
A reminder of the scale;
0 or blank - player did not play enough to judge
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
10 - MVP quality performance
This same scale will be used for competitive matches of both Sounders FC and S2.