March 10, 2019 Atlanta: Atlanta United head coach Frank de Boer directs midfielder Pity Martinez against FC Cincinnati in their MLS soccer match on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
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Atlanta United 1, Cincinnati 1: Player ratings

Doug Roberson’s ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Cincinnati at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 5: Faced just one shot. Not much he could to stop it.

Centerback Miles Robinson, 5: Really didn’t have much to do most of the night. No tackles. Completed 90 percent of his passes. Handled Fanendo Adi most of the night.

Centerback Michael Parkhurst, 4: Tried to chase down Roland Lamah on the tying goal, but the pass was too good and Lamah too fast.  ... 

Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, 3: Continued his penchant for picking up yellow cards with another in the 11th minute. It is his third in less than five games. ... Got spun by Kenny Saief before the pass that led to the tying goal.

Right wingback Julian Gressel, 6: Back from his one-game injury, earned an assist on Josef Martinez’s opening goal. It was his 24th career assist ... That was one of two chances he created.

Left wingback Brek Shea, 4: Did create one chance, but not much else. ... To be fair, he is likely fatigued after so many games in so few days.

Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, 6: Very active in the midfield in his first start since the first game at Herediano. ... Four recoveries and an interception.

Midfielder Eric Remedi, 5: Very quiet, but like Shea has to be worn out.

Midfielder Ezequiel Barco, 4: Created one chance, took a shot that wasn’t on goal, but other than that not much in the way of excitement.

Midfielder Pity Martinez, 4: Once again took a shot from distance, something he has shown a penchant to do, but is contrary to his manager’s wish to be patient with the ball. ... A nice pass to free Eric Remedi for a toe-poked shot. ... Created one more chance. ... Other than that, not much just two days after he said that he hasn’t seen his potential.

Striker Josef Martinez, 6: Gave Atlanta United a 1-0 lead in fifth minute with his first league goal this season. It was his 51st MLS goal in his 56th appearance... Other than that, again starved of service and had no one to play off of.

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Darlington Nagbe (on for Barco, 59th minute), 5: Came in for Barco in an odd switch because they typically play different positions and it seemed to create confusion because Nagbe drifted back to where Remedi and Larentowicz already were playing.

Andrew Carleton (on for Pity Martinez, 74th minute), 5: Provided a spark to the offense in his first minutes, but, as with everything else, there wasn’t much in the way of end results.

Kevin Kratz (on for Remedi, 90th minute), NR.

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