The Seattle Sounders are off to a slow start, dropping a road game against Houston Dynamo, and there is plenty of blame to go around. The first half was particularly lethargic, and marked improvements in the second half for many players will make this a bit harder to rate.
But that’s why we’re here and we’ll do it anyway! How was Gustav Svensson’s debut in his fullback position? Did Clint Dempsey, Nicolas Lodeiro and Jordan Morris manage to recreate the magic we saw glimpses off last season? Henry Wingo and Will Bruin also got their first chances to impress, how did they do?
Warm up your ratings brains because we have a lot of work ahead of us (hopefully about 10 months’ worth).
Here's the scale:
(Substitutes can be left blank if the 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