For three halves, the Sounders went toe-to-toe with a Mexican powerhouse who were hardly pulling punches with their lineup. As always, there are positives and negatives to take away. After Wednesday's outing in Mexico City, let's take a look at the players and consider who fills us with confidence for the start of the MLS season and who gives us pause.
With an extra day to mull over these performances, and with another match in just a few days, it's time to get your rating muscles warmed up. The Sounders as a team were outgunned. Where were the strengths and weaknesses on the squad?
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