It's tough to be disappointed with a draw on the road against a San Jose team that has been a thorn in the Sounders side, but this one could have gone much better. The team returns home with a precious point, down a starting centerback and nursing several newly-injured players.
Readers get a first chance to review Andreas Ivanschitz, who played an entire half and took all the set piece opportunities while he was on the field. Gonzalo Pineda and Erik Friberg held the midfield down for 90 minutes while the pieces changed around them. Zach Scott had to step in without much warning after Román Torres took a bad landing, and did his part in holding Chris Wondolowski to one shot on goal.
The team did enough to avoid another disappointing loss. How did the individual Sounders do? 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