The Seattle Sounders didn’t play the perfect game against Real Salt Lake, but they didn’t have to. They scored one of their many decent chances while containing a decent RSL side for 90 minutes, and though that may not impress those making power rankings, it is certainly a step in the right direction for a team that has been struggling.
Brad Evans took on the right back position, adding a veteran presence next to Gustav Svensson, who slid back into his secondary role of centerback. Joevin Jones returned to the lineup after his red card time-out, and Clint Dempsey and Osvaldo Alonso also were back for the game at CenturyLink Field.
So, how did the team do in their second home win of the season?
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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