Player ratings for Atlanta United following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Philadelphia:
Goalkeeper Brad Guzan, 7: Not at fault for either goal, and made several tough saves. Credited with just four saves, which seems in accurate.
Right fullback Anton Walkes, 6: Was able to get forward early much more frequently than he did against D.C. United...Great slide tackle in the 51st minute to stop a breakaway. ... Had another solid tackle in the second half. ... Put a low cross through the penalty box that someone should have gotten to. ...
Centerhalf Michael Parkhurst, 5: Neither he nor Leandro Gonzalez Pirez moved up the back line on the opening goal. To be fair, they didn’t have a lot of time. ... Finished with two tackles and completed 84.4 percent of his passes. ... Dealt with the aerial threat of C.J. Sapong and Chris Pontius fairly well.
Centerhalf Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, 5: Got caught ball-watching on the first goal and didn’t move with Roland Alberg. ... Had two tackles and completed 84.9 percent of his passes. ... Dealt with the aerial threat of Sapong and Pontius fairly well.
Left fullback Greg Garza, 6: Picked up his fourth assist on Yamil Asad’s goal and his cross led to Tyrone Mears’ tying goal. ... Got forward much more than he was able to do against D.C. United when neither he nor Walkes attempted a cross in the game. ... Tied for the team-high with three chances created.
Holding midfielder Jeff Larentowicz, 6: Worked with Chris McCann to try to nullify the influence of deep midfielders Alejandro Bedoya and Haris Medunjanin. Each completed less than 70 percent of their passes. Bedoya didn’t create a chance. Medunjanin created two.
Holding midfielder Chris McCann, 6: Making his second start in MLS in place of Carlos Carmona, McCann played well. He completed almost 90 percent of his passes and created two chances. Manager Gerardo Martino said he started McCann instead of Julian Gressel because he thought he could get the offense going.
Right midfielder Hector Villalba, 3: After a poor defensive performance against D.C. United, Villalba worked hard early to win back the ball early against Philadelphia, but that didn’t continue...Had a shot fly over the cross bar in the 15th minute. ... Didn’t clear the ball on an very awkward attempt, and then didn’t close down Wijnaldum on his assist on the opening goal. Second consecutive game that his poor defense resulted in a goal. ...
Attacking midfielder Miguel Almiron, 6: His brilliant dummy near midfield sprung Villalba for a shot that missed. ... After am unsuccessful long diagonal pass from a teammate, Almiron turned and started yelling at him. ... Had three shots, one on target. ... He created two chances and completed 93.1 percent of his passes. ... Something still seems off, though.
Left midfielder Yamil Asad, 6: Opened Atlanta United’s scoring with his third goal. ... Looked out of gas by the 63rd minute when he couldn’t catch up to a long through pass by Villalba. ...
Striker Josef Martinez, 5: Put Jack Elliott on his butt with a move early. ... Picked up a yellow card for a tough tackle in the first half. ... Picked up his first assist this season on Asad’s goal. ... Pulled down by Joshua Yaro, resulting in his red-card ejection. ... Had four shots, one on target.
Julian Gressel (on for Parkhurst, 60th) 5: Came on to help circulate the ball around to try to open Philadelphia’s defense.
Jacob Peterson (on for Villalba, 75th minute), NR: Not much of note.
Tyrone Mears (on for Walkes, 75th minute), 7: Scored his first goal for Atlanta United on a looping header in 90+1.