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7. Very good
10. World Class
Chris Seitz - 8
Looking back on this one he really didn't have to do a ton. But his positioning to force Chad Barrett to be...Chad Barrett really did help create another shutout for Seitz on the year. His third. THIRD!
Kellyn Acosta - 2
He was active in the first 15 minutes or so of this one before the red card but you have to hope that he finds a way to bounce back positively from this.
Matt Hedges - 8
Nice to see MLS give him the nod on the team of the week post. It was definitely deserved when you look back on things. He continues to improve as a leader on the field too. I really like the confidence he is showing these days out there.
Zach Loyd - 8
Again, he's by far one of the most underrated players in all of MLS. It wasn't just Seitz that helped force Barrett miss that one shot in the second half, it was Loyd that raced half-way across the field to recover on the play to pitch in. Dude is just playing lights out.
Atiba Harris - 5
Again, better from Harris in this situation. It say that the club is unbeaten and has only given up a goal this far in is impressive when you consider he's been a new player in this role.
Victor Ulloa - 9
I said it yesterday and I'll say it again here today, Ulloa was excellent on Saturday. He is starting to play beyond his age out there.
Michel - 6
The slightly lower score comes due to his set pieces and crosses on Saturday. Lots of lower-dipped balls into the box and not a ton of good placement on the dead balls. Still, his effort on the field was noted and his work rate was probably one of the better that I've seen out of the veteran.
Ryan Hollingshead - 6
He wore many, many hats on Saturday. Playing on the flank, in the middle, in the back. He really hustled his butt off. But looking back he did appear out of position on a couple plays in the back which did lead to some Sounder chances.
Fabian Castillo - 7
Sometimes you don't want Fabian to just run all around people like he does but Saturday was the case that you wanted to see him do what he does best, put pressure at defenses with his speed. He did just that as he really put the Sounder defense on their heels at various moments in the game. Shame he had little help but that is how things go when you play down a man.
Tesho Akindele - 5
His defensive work was good on the night but due to the red card he wasn't able to get forward nearly as often and as much as we would have liked him to. He still has a bit of growing to do on the wings.
David Texeira - 3
Oscar Pareja made a lot of comments following the game on how he sat back and helped hold the ball up for Castillo but boy was he really missing from this game when you really take a look back at it.
Oscar Pareja - 7
I definitely like the fact that he let the guys work things out on the field into the second half without subbing immediately after the red card. Too many coaches immediately park the bus after an early red card but Pareja found ways to force the Sounders' hand a bit.
Walker Zimmerman - 5
Looking back, Zimmerman was good but not great for me off the bench. There were some shaky moments but sometimes that is what you get off the bench.
Michael Barrios - INC
Came in late to push the Sounders but really didn't get to use his speed to put the Sounders back on their heels.
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