This wasn't the season opener any of us wanted, but we certainly got to see some players try out new emergency positions after going down to ten men! How did the Sounders do as they scrambled to shore up the defense? How hard do you punish Stefan Frei for the only goal of the match?
Now that we've warmed up our ratings with CONCACAF Champions League, it's time to dive into the MLS season. Note that Oniel Fisher's entry isn't required since he didn't play the full match (but, just as with the subs, feel free to rate his performance).
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