Mike Gspurning: (6/10) Probably not to blame for the goal as the group of players pursuing the ball was likely too large to allow him to come out to punch the ball. Recorded a couple of strong saves late as Dallas threw all the weight forward.
Adam Johansson: (6/10) Johansson had a very solid “James Riley” type night where he didn’t do anything wrong and was rarely noticed. Combined well with Mauro early as he found the midfielder alone in space on a number of occasions.
Jeff Parke: (6.5/10) Had a golden chance in the 16th off the corner as he received a loose ball in the box, but took a poor touch which was collected by the goalkeeper. Had another look at goal on the stroke of halftime but shot high.
The back line looked generally less organized then they did Wednesday night. Often their line was staggered and messy resulting in a chaotic feel that maybe gave Dallas more hope then they deserved.
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado: (6.5/10) Key interception in the 8th minute to snuff out a dangerous 2 v 1 situation. In the air he looked dominate with the very large exception of the goal, where he was no where to be found.
Marc Burch: (6.5/10) Drew much of the assignment on Castillo and subsequently stayed home in defense much of the match. Highly accurate passing from distance.
Mauro Rosales: (7/10) Put in a number of crosses early in the match as the Argentian found space alone on the right. Moved a bit more centrally later in the match and found himself in a good position to kill off the game with a goal in the 79th minute.
Osvaldo Alonso: (6.5/10) Appeared fatigued early as he was slow to close down Andrew Jacobson, who shot from distance just wide. Found his feet in the second half and had a great interception and run in the 71st minute nearly resulting in a goal if not for a great safe by Kevin Hartman.
Brad Evans: (8/10) From the start of the match Evans looked up for it as he was finding space on the left, and played in a couple of dangerous balls. His finish on the penalty was emphatic and on the second goal calm and clinical.
Christian Tiffert: (7/10) Tiffert was often the outlet and pivot man from defense to attack and when he wasn’t, his teammates found him higher up the pitch. He was involved in the buildup of nearly every Sounders attack in some way. Made a great final pass to Evans who scored the second goal.
Fredy Montero: (7.5/10) Had the opportunity to play Tiffert through as the German charged through midfield in the opening minutes, but he elected not to, to the midfielder’s fury. His flick and turn to open space, square his body, and get taken out to result in a penalty was an unreal piece of skill.
On the second goal, he was squeezed into a tight area on the left but forced himself to be fouled allowing a quick restart through ball to Tiffert who then assisted the goal. Grabbed another assist late to kill the game.
Eddie Johnson: (6.5/10) Did poorly on the free kick which resulted in the goal, as he turned his head away from the ball, instead of meeting it and heading it out. Generally appeared a little off his best form for much of the match though played a great ball to Montero on the edge of the box who then assisted the third goal.