Doug Roberson’s ratings for Atlanta United’s players from Wednesday’s 5-1 loss against Chicago at Seat Geek Stadium:
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 3: Could have done better on the second goal, which went between his legs. ... Finished with five saves.
Right fullback Franco Escobar, 2: Lost or didn’t mark Francisco Calvo on the opening goal. ... Had a difficult time keeping up with Chicago’s fluid movement and passing.
Centerback Miles Robinson, 4: Tasked with wrestling with C.J. Sapong, he did his best. ... His aggressiveness led to the penalty that was Atlanta United’s first goal in a play in which he must have dribbled for 60 yards. ...
Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, 0: I can’t ever remember giving a 0, but Gonzalez Pirez whiffed on a clearance on the second goal and was called for a handball, and given a red card, that led to the third goal. all of that came in the game’s first 14 minutes.
Left fullback Michael Parkhurst, 3: Back at left back, he failed to deal with a ball that led to Chicago’s third goal. ... Improved in the second half, but by then Chicago had taken its foot off the ball.
Defensive midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, 3: Trying to limit the influence of Aleksandar Katai and Nicolas Gaitain, the two had seven chances created.
Midfielder Darlington Nagbe, 3: Just 21 touches. That tells you everything.
Midfielder Julian Gressel, 5: Ran himself into the ground before he was subbed off.
Midfielder Dion Pereira, 3: Left the game after knocking heads with a Chicago player.
Striker Brandon Vazquez, 5: Making his third consecutive MLS start, he scored his first goal in league play this season.
Striker Pity Martinez: NR. Forced off after 18 minutes because of the Gonzalez Pirez red card.
Flo Pogba, (on for Martinez, 18), 3: Bad giveaway on one of Chicago’s goals, but will likely start on Sunday with Gonazlez Pirez’s red card.
Brek Shea (on for Gressel, 63), NR:
Mike Ambrose (on for Nagbe, 63), NR:
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