Atlanta United needed a massive performance to become the first road team to win in Seattle this year. They fought hard but fell just short in a combative 2-1 road loss at CenturyLink Field.
With Ezequiel Barco, Tito Villalba, George Bello and Kevin Kratz sidelined with injury, and Jeff Larentowicz serving a red-card suspension, head coach Frank de Boer went with a largely unchanged lineup from the one that advanced through the U.S. Open Cup this week. Julian Gressel’s return to the starting lineup was the only change, coming in for Emerson Hyndman. The full XI: Brad Guzan (GK), Brek Shea (LB), Leandro González Pirez (CB), Miles Robinson (CB), Franco Escobar (RB), Eric Remedi (CM), Darlington Nagbe (CM), Julian Gressel (CM), Justin Meram (LW), Josef Martinez (ST), Pity Martínez (RW).