Atlanta United 4, Chicago 0: Player ratings


Player ratings for Atlanta United following its MLS game against Chicago on Saturday at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium:

The rating system is 0-10, with 0 representing a meltdown and 10 representing a career-defining performance. These are meant to be used as conversation.

Goalkeeper: Alec Kann, 6. Really, not much to do outside of a few minutes in the first half. He faced three shots and three crosses.

Fullback: Tyrone Mears, 6. Had to pull down David Accam once to prevent a counter-attack. Fired a few crosses in that weren’t taken advantage of. He had 90 touches and 74 passes with an accuracy of 93.2 percent.

Centerhalf: Leandro Pires, 7. He patiently moved the ball around as Atlanta United dominated possession. he led both teams with 144 touches and 137 passes.

Centerhalf: Michael Parkhurst (captain), 6. A relatively easy day for the captain. The few times Chicago threatened were usually broken up before the got to him. He had 125 touches and 120 passes with an accuracy of 92.2 percent.

Fullback: Greg Garza, 7. Garza must have looked like one big grass stain after the game. He got knocked around pretty good, but kept getting back up and getting into threatening positions. He had 140 touches and 113 passes with a 92.9 percent accuracy. He created two chances.

Midfielder: Carlos Carmona, 6. Chicago going down to 10 men made his job that much easier. A quietly effective day. He created two chances, had 125 touches and completed 118 passes.

Midfielder: Julian Gressel, 7. His cross led to the own-goal. He later earned a corner kick. He followed that in the second half with a rocket from 20 yards that sailed just wide of the post. He completed 87 percent of his passes.

Midfielder: Hector Villalba, 7. He scored his first goal off a deflected cross. He created three chances, had 42 touches and 32 passes.

Midfielder: Miguel Almiron, 8. He assisted on Martinez’s first goal, tracked back on defense and consistently caused Chicago problems. It was his second assist this season. He led the team with three tackles. He created two chances and completed 73 passes.

Midfielder: Yamil Asad, 7. He assisted on Martinez’s second goal. He won two fouls, created a chance and completed 101 passes.

Striker: Josef Martinez, 9. He forced the red card that reduced Chicago to 10 men and later scored his fourth and fifth goal in the past two games. He had just 32 touches.

Subs

Midfielder Jacob Peterson (on for Villalba), NR. The game was in hand when he came on.

Midfielder Chris McCann (on for Gressel), NR. The game was in hand when he came on.

Midfielder Jeff Larentowicz (on for Almiron), NR. The game was in hand when he came on.

-

Previous ratings

Atlanta United 6, Minnesota United 1

New York Red Bulls 2, Atlanta United 1



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

No. 2 Buford vs. No. 3 Miller Grove tops second-round boys schedule
No. 2 Buford vs. No. 3 Miller Grove tops second-round boys schedule
There’s a pretty sizable obstacle standing between Miller Grove and its quest to regain its position as the dominant team in Class AAAAA: Buford. In a second-round game that’s worthy of championship billing, the No. 3-ranked Wolverines will travel to play No. 2-ranked Buford, the defending state champion, on Thursday at 7 p.m. That means...
Traditional scouting vs. analytics: What will work for Braves?
Traditional scouting vs. analytics: What will work for Braves?

Traditional scouting vs. analytics, what’s the best way to evaluate young prospects? AJC sports columnist Jeff Schultz and WSB-TV sports director Zach Klein talk about the process and the differences between general managers John Coppolella and Alex Anthopoulos as the Braves start spring training on their “We Never Played the Game&rdquo...
Kiper Tweetcap: Wynn could start for Falcons 
Kiper Tweetcap: Wynn could start for Falcons 
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. held a conference call with the national media on Wednesday. He believes that former Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn could be an immediate starter for the Falcons, who hold the 26th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. Here are some tweets from the call:  <div></div><br><blockquote...
Former Braves star Orlando Cepeda in critical condition
Former Braves star Orlando Cepeda in critical condition

Former Braves first baseman Orlando Cepeda is in critical condition in a San Francisco hospital after a cardiac incident. The San Francisco Giants say the 80-year-old Hall of Famer was taken to a Bay Area hospital late Monday. Cepeda played 17 seasons in the majors, beginning with the Giants. He also played for St. Louis, Oakland, Boston and Kansas...
Report: Steve Spurrier Jr. to join Washington State as outside wide receivers coach
Report: Steve Spurrier Jr. to join Washington State as outside wide receivers coach

Mike Leach working with Steve Spurrier? Wow! Okay, so it is only Steve Spurrier Jr., but per Bruce Feldman, the son of the legendary Florida coach will join Leach’s staff at Washington State as its new outside receivers coach. Spurrier spent the previous two seasons as quarterbacks and assistant head coach under both...
More Stories