With changes upon changes to the backline, the Seattle Sounders looked susceptible to the dangers of the high-flying Atlanta United FC offense. But AUFC had injury and fitness problems of their own, leading to a blunted attack. Seattle came out looking to disrupt and punish the expansion side’s efforts to go forward, but despite some good chances the men in green couldn’t reward their home fans.
That shouldn’t take away from some exciting action in this match, nor from some very good performances. Cristian Roldan was everywhere again, and Shipp put in effort on both sides of the ball as well — how did they do? We saw two young players step into defense and hold their own, so what did you think of Jordy Delem and Tony Alfaro?
At this point does Clint Dempsey get a zero for not scoring a hat trick? You tell us.
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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