During the match at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Hayes/Atlanta United)
Photo: Jeff Hayes/Jeff Hayes/Atlanta United
Photo: Jeff Hayes/Jeff Hayes/Atlanta United

Chicago 5, Atlanta United 1: Player ratings

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