The gang is starting to get back together, but things are still a bit rusty around the edges. An occasionally-messy performance with lots of hustle still led to an all-important three points at home. How did the latest 11 to take the field for the Sounders do Sunday?
Marco Pappa returned to MLS action, and played with Erik Friberg for the first time. The young Oniel Fisher took another crack at left back. Valdez and Oba put in some serious work over the full 90. Stefan Frei managed to snuff out danger from every direction.
And finally, with great joy, I can write the following: Osvaldo Alonso entered the match looking sharp, quick and aggressive, and showing no signs of lingering injury (feel free to disagree with me below).
Vote, debate and discuss as we await the detailed individual reviews from Realio.
Here's the scale:
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
9 - MLS All Star
10 - MLS MVP-quality performance