Player Ratings: San Jose Earthquakes 1, Seattle Sounders 1

Bingham — 5.7

Had excellent distribution and decision-making when coming for balls in the air. Preventing the goal might have been possible, but it would have required something spectacular.

Lima — 6.1

Very impressive going forward, especially in the first 45 when combing with Dawkins. He also forced Jordan Morris to the other half of the pitch after outpacing the Seattle striker twice. However, he was beaten several times defensively in the second half.

Alashe — 5.7

A solid display filling in for the suspended Victor Bernardez. He earned his yellow card for a bad challenge on the edge of the area, and the resulting free kick led to the goal. However, it can be argued that it was the right decision to take the yellow, as he had been beaten after a bad step.

 

Jungwirth — 6.2

Was caught chasing the ball a few times, but was otherwise strong in the back, especially as Seattle saw more of the possession in the second half.

Francis — 5.4

At times wasteful in possession, but played solidly in defense.

Dawkins — 6.1

Looked very sharp on the right wing, especially with Lima in support. He had everything but the final ball, and perhaps should have taken one of his chances. Ineffective after switching flanks at halftime and withdrawn after 65 minutes.

Ceren — 5.4

Did a lot of the dirty work by hassling Seattle’s midfielders, allowing Godoy to do more in attack.

Godoy — 6.8

Very tidy in possession and looked to drive the attack. He deserved his yellow for persistent infringement, but did very well to toe the line with the referee.

Hyka — 6.4

Always a danger when running at defenders, but also sometimes tried to dribble too much.

 

Urena — 7.4, MOTM

His best game in Quakes shirt. He stretched the Seattle defense and created opportunities for himself and his teammates, including the assist on the equalizer. The only downside is that he perhaps should have been on the score sheet himself.

Wondolowski — 7.1

With Urena looking to run in behind the defense, Wondo was left to be target man for much of the match, which is certainly not his specialty. Nevertheless, he put in a shift, and linked the attack with clever passes that came off more often than not. His finish for the equalizer was exactly what he has made us expect.

Cato — N/A

Looked sharp for a season debut, and could expect more minutes going forward.

Salinas — N/A

Had a few chances to run at defenders, and his energy works well on a tired defense.

Hoesen — N/A

Thrown on to help find an equalizer, his near-post run allowed space for Wondo to apply the finish.

 

Photo: San Jose Earthquakes Twitter

 

 

 

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