Game 11: Grades
Gruenebaum – 6: was beaten by a fantastic volley. Apparently didn’t see the back pass but handled the resulting free kick well.
Zayner – 5: Was picked on by Seattle, but held up well enough.
Brunner – 6: Showing very good skill in filling in on the back line.
Marshall – 6: The Sounders offense couldn’t do much in the middle of the field.
Padula – 5: Good opening half, but faded badly in the second.
Ekpo – 5: Had a good chance in the first half, but also had a worse 2nd half. Still he did well to get under the skins of half the crowd. Brought a smile to my face.
O’Rourke – 7: Outstanding in the middle. Great pass on the first goal to spring Noonan Zayner made the pass. Seattle quickly started looking towards the wings.
Gaven – 5: Did not work well with O’Rourke next to him and Noonan in front.
Rogers – 6: He is getting closer to being in First XI form, not quite there yet.
Noonan – 6: What a cross. He did fade out of the game after that though. More game time should help that.
Moreno – 6: Great energy on the goal.
Schelotto – 6: Made an immediate impact on the game, first shot had to be parried over by Keller.
Lenhart – 5: He was high energy, but he apparently was not caught throwing an elbow a Tyrone Marshall.
Oughton– NR: Can’t rate 30 seconds.
Crew Man of the Match – O’Rourke: Needed to step up big to fill Carroll’s shoes and did. What a performance.