Doug Roberson’s ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Sunday’s 1-0 win against Orlando at Mercedes-Benz Stadium:

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 8: Brilliant diving save in the 33rd minute to preserve Atlanta United’s 1-0 lead. ... Another good save in the 45th minute. ... Finished with four saves. ... Team has four consecutive shutouts and five of six.

Right fullback Franco Escobar, 7: Got up and down the wing with ease, creating one chance and 80 percent passing accuracy.

Centerback Miles Robinson, 8: Worked his tail off in sixth minute to prevent a shot. ... Huge sliding tackle to stop a shot in the 72nd minute. ... Led the team with five tackles.

Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, 7.5: Along with Robinson, held Dom Dwyer and Tesho Akindele to three shots, two on goal. ... Had three tackles.

Left fullback Michael Parkhurst, 7: Starting at left back for the second time in three games, his lack of pace was exposed a bit by Orlando. ... Still created two chances and completed almost 97 percent of his passes.

Defensive midfielder Eric Remedi, 6: Uncharacteristically caught napping with the ball in the first minute, but Orlando failed to take advantage of his turnover. ... Another error in 13th minute that Orlando misplayed. ...

Defensive midfielder Darlington Nagbe, 7: Another solid game with almost 98-percent passing accuracy and two chances created. Orlando tried to press him early, then realized that Nagbe almost always breaks that pressure.

Wide midfielder Julian Gressel, 7: Had a goal disallowed because of an offside call against Hector Villalba. ... Created one chance.

Wide midfielder Hector Villalba, 7.5: Earned his third assist this season on Pity Martinez’s opening goal. ... Ran through Orlando’s right side early in the second half to put pressure on the defense. ... The third Atlanta United player to finish with two chances.

Attacking midfielder Pity Martinez, 8: Scored his first goal this season to give Atlanta United a 1-0 lead in 14th minute. ... Took four shots, putting two on goal. ... Won three fouls, most in dangerous areas. ... Continues to look more and more confident.

Striker Josef Martinez, 7: Denied a goal in the 26th minute by a sliding Kamal Miller after he rounded goalkeeper Brian Rowe. ... Took four shots, putting one on goal.


Jeff Larentowicz, (on for Pity Martinez, 76th), 10: Earned his 400th appearance in a game during the MLS regular season.

Brek Shea (on for Villalba, 84th), NR: 

Justin Meram (on for Gressel, 90), NR: His first appearance with Atlanta United.

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Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson
Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer.