Rather than wash away the feeling of the opening home loss, Saturday's defeat further disappointed fans hoping for a turnaround in the early season. Just when it looked like points on the road were there for the taking, the Sounders seemed to run out of ideas and lose momentum. Still, while it's easy to point to a few individual mistakes from this match, there were some solid overall performances, especially in the first half.
Making his first start in goal, Tyler Miller had moments both great and awful. Joevin Jones and Ozzie Alonso were all over the pitch, and Jordan Morris and Nelson Valdez put in a lot of work, though neither found the back of the net (and both picked up knocks for their trouble). How did the individual Sounders do in Utah?
Note: This week, Erik Friberg is not a required answer, but Cristian Roldan is required.
Here's the scale:
Blank - player did not play enough to judge their performance
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