Atlanta United and D.C. United played at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. (Atlanta United)
Photo: Derek Campbell
Photo: Derek Campbell

D.C. United 2, Atlanta United 0: Player ratings

Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 4: Big save in 13th minute on a point-blank shot. ... Another in the 40th minute. ... Another early in the second half, and then was fooled by a swerving shot from Luciano Acosta for D.C. United’s second goal. ... Finished with four saves

Right centerback Miles Robinson, 5: A solid performance with little that stood out as good or bad. ... Two tackles, two fouls conceded.

Centerback Michael Parkhurst, 4: Beaten to the delivery of a corner kick by Acosta on D.C. United’s opening goal. ... 

Left centerback Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, 5: Played with more composure than he did on Thursday when he received a yellow card. ... Tried to get forward to start attacks. 

Right wingback Mikey Ambrose, 4: Yellow in the 53rd minute after coming in late on a sliding tackle. It was at least the second tackle he missed. ... Had one good cross in the first half.

Left wingback Brek Shea, 3: Caught ball-watching in 13th minute, which led to a tough shot saved by Guzan. ... Several poor passes early as well that couldn’t beat his defender. ... Really struggled in the first half. ... Didn’t get much better in the second half.

Holding midfielder Eric Remedi, 5: One of the team’s two shots. ... Had trouble dealing with Acosta, whose smart movement created space.

Midfielder Darlington Nagbe, 5: A few good passes, but was mostly quiet all night.

Left midfielder Ezequiel Barco, 4: Almost non-existent in the first half and didn’t do much more in the second half. ... Finished with two chances created. ... Need to work on moving without the ball.

Right midfielder Hector Villalba, 4: A bit out-of-control early on the slippery turf with two or three wasted runs. ... One good shot late in the first half. ... A wasted chance for him.

Striker Josef Martinez, 5: No service all night.


Julian Gressel (on for Ambrose, 58), 5.

Pity Martinez (on for Villalba, 58), 5.

Jeff Larentowicz (on for Barco, 78), NR.


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Doug Roberson covers the Atlanta United and Major League Soccer.