Images from the match between Atlanta United and Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United)
Photo: Eric Rossitch/Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United
Photo: Eric Rossitch/Eric Rossitch/Atlanta United

Seattle 2, Atlanta United 1: Player ratings

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 6: This has been said many times, but not much he could do to stop either goal. ... Finished with four saves. ... Big save in the 29th minute to keep the game scoreless. ...

Right fullback Franco Escobar, 4: Another poor performance. ... Not a good effort to tackle Raul Ruidiaz on his goal. ... Yellow card late means he will miss Wednesday’s game against Houston. ... Winning goal came on a cross to the back post, his side.

Centerback Miles Robinson, 5: Weak yellow card in the 22nd minute. ... Strong tackle to stop what likely would have been a goal later in the first half. ... Strong in the air. ... Chipped by Ruidiaz on the first goal.

Centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, 3: His really poor pass led to the winning goal. Owned it after the game, saying it was his mistake. ... As in St. Louis game, struggled with his long passes. ... Finished with five tackles.

Left fullback Brek Shea, NR: Suffered a right knee injury during the fourth minute.

Defensive midfielder Eric Remedi, 4: One good moment in the first half with a turn on the ball that started the offense. ... Had trouble limiting Nicolas Lodeiro, who created seven chances.

Defensive midfielder Darlington Nagbe, 5: When he got the ball, Seattle was quick to send multiple players at him. ... Also struggled to find Lodeiro.

Central midfielder Julian Gressel, 4: Failed to put shots on goal when he had a few chances in first half. ... Finished with five shots, one on goal. ...

Wide midfielder Pity Martinez, 6: Only credited with one chance created but it seemed like most good things that Atlanta United did on offense included him. ... Took four shots but put none of them on goal.

Wide midfielder Justin Meram, 6.5: Created six chances and typically did well when he got the ball on his side.

Striker Josef Martinez, 6.5: His header tied the game at 1. ... Couldn’t get isolated on Roman Torres.


Michael Parkhurst (on for Shea, 7), 4: Yellow card in the 41st minute for holding on to Kevin Leerdam to keep him from getting behind him. ... Really struggled trying to defend the much faster Jordan Morris. Emerson Hyndman (on for Remedi, 67), 5: No influence on game... Brandon Vazquez (on for Parkhurst, 77, NR: X

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