Atlanta United 0, Seattle 0: Player ratings

Player ratings following Atlanta United’s 0-0 draw with Seattle on Friday at CenturyLink Field:

Goalkeeper Alec Kann, 6: Had just one save to make, though the crossbar and post made two saves.

Right fullback Ty Mears, 6: Facing his former team, Mears didn't have much to do. He didn't get forward as often as he usually does, and Seattle rarely tested his side. It's just how the game unfolded. He had no crosses and just one key pass.

Centerback Michael Parkhurst, 6: Did enough to keep Jordan Morris and then Clint Dempsey from scoring. He had three tackles, five clearances and two recoveries.

Centerback Leandro Pirez, 7: Atlanta United's man of the match .

Left fullback Greg Garza, 6: Put in one good cross and tried to be a threat on offense. Like most things on the night, the final result just wasn't there.

Holding midfielder Jeff Larentowicz 6: Making his second start of the season, Larentowicz did what was asked in stifling any passes through the channels to Jordan Morris. He had one block, two tackles, two interceptions, three clearances and seven recoveries.

Center midfielder Chris McCann 5: Making his first start of the season, McCann looked rusty several times with giveaways. He had one long shots that went wide in the 49th minute.

Center midfielder Julian Gressel, 6: The rookie rightfully received a yellow card in the 20th minute when he went in hard on Cristian Roldan. He avoided a red card by pulling out of the tackle in the final moment. He had one shot on goal and another that sailed over the crossbar. He added three tackles, a clearance and four recoveries.

Left midfielder Yamil Asad, 6: He worked hard, but the combination passing that has been effective through the first three games just wasn't there on Friday. He had one shot on target and two key passes.

Right midfielder Jacob Peterson, 5: Making his first start of the season, Peterson was mostly anonymous.

Striker Hector Villalba, 6: Making his first start of the season as the lone striker instead of in his usual role as the right midfielder, he worked hard up the middle against Seattle's makeshift backline. Too often he was left isolated. He had one good chance in the first half that Stefan Frei got lucky to get a hand down and control.


Miguel Almiron, 5: Normally a starter, he came off the bench because he played in two of Paraguay's World Cup qualifying matches in the past week. He wasn't able to influence the game as much as he has in the past. Still, his passing with Gressel opened up a shot for Kenwyne Jones in the final moments. He also had a shot that forced a save.

Carlos Carmona, 5: A quiet game after he came in for Chris McCann in the 73rd minute.

Kenwyne Jones, 5: He missed a chance to get all three points when his shot was blocked by a defender in the game's final minutes. He had at least two good headers to set up attacks for teammates.

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