Here's how the Rapids' players rated.
GK: Zac MacMath (6/10) – Untroubled by any significant Seattle attacks and was largely as spectator for the vast majority of the game. Weak effort in trying to stop Seattle’s goal.
RB: Eric Miller (5/10) – Looked lost whenever Seattle’s Jordan Morris drifted towards the Rapids’ right back. Miller’s positioning was poor throughout and Colorado’s Number 3 needed to provide far more support in attack.
CB: Jared Watts (6/10) – On many occasions there was too much space between Watts and his central defensive partner Axel Sjoberg. Struggled when Seattle returned for the second 45 with more purpose.
CB: Axel Sjoberg (5/10) – Not the most confident of performances from Sjoberg. The Swedish defender’s poor headed clearance led to Jordan Morris’ goal for Seattle.
LB: Marc Burch (7/10) – The 32-year-old produced an expected energetic performance from left back and was the architect of many of the Rapids’ first half opportunities before tiring in the second spell. Booked for a hack on Tyrone Mears.
CM: Dillon Powers (8/10) – Decent long-distance effort just before the half time break added to Powers’ impressive performance in the Rapids’ engine room. The 25-year-old lost some of his first half composure and was booked for a foul on Osvaldo Alonso on 67 minutes.
CM: Michael Azira (7/10) – Alongisde Powers, Azira helped Colorado dominate the midfield battle against Seattle’s Alonso and Cristian Roldan until Morris’ goal changed the game’s dynamic.
AM: Shkelzen Gashi (7/10) – An inconstant threat, mainly from long-range set pieces. Linked up well with Jermaine Jones.
AM: Jemaine Jones (7/10) – Had an excellent early chance to give Colorado a tie equalising goal following Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei fumbling. The experience of Jones was vital but the 35-year-old tired as the game progressed.
AM: Sebastien Le Toux (4/10) – A massively disappointing showing from the one-time Sounders forward, who was replaced by Marlon Hairston once Colorado conceded. Unfortunately for the Rapids, the move was too little, too late.
FW: Kevin Doyle 6/10) – The Irish forward’s work rate helped create two excellent first half chances for his Rapids’ teammates. Aside from this, Doyle experienced a mostly redundant second half.
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