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RSL 0, San Jose 0 – Player Ratings

Posted on 26 June 2010 by Patrick McShane

Real Salt Lake player ratings on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being best:

Rimando: 8.5 – Nick’s quietly impressed anyone paying attention to Rio Tinto stadium, as he’s been solely responsible for RSL’s strong run of form. Nick has saved late attempts on goal in the past two matches and seems poised for another solid post-season performance.

Russell: 6 – Russell had a good night on defense and tried to have a better evening on offense, but unfortunately no one was ever in the box to be on the receiving end of his crosses.

Borchers: 5 – Seemed like Nat was a little shaky early in the match as he almost cost RSL a goal with a poor back-pass. Seeing that he’s easily logged more minutes than any other RSL player up to this point in the season, it’s safe to assume there was some rust after the break.

Olave: 5 – Hard to say Olave’s performance was ho-hum, but it’s difficult to think of any notable plays or times that he stood out. Then again, it’s not always a bad thing when a defender doesn’t stand out, particularly in a scoreless draw.

Wingert: 4 – Pretty disappointing match for Chris. He completely blew two back-passes to Rimando that went out of bounds and struggled to establish himself all evening.

Morales: 8 – Despite the scoreless draw, Morales again put in a solid performance and probably deserved something better as he continually put RSL in position to score but wasn’t rewarded in the end.

Grabavoy: 5 – It wasn’t a particularly adventurous outing for Ned, but that wasn’t really what was expected from him. It will be interesting to see what role Ned will play after Beckerman returns.

Williams: 6.5 – Bomma seemed to benefit the most from the time off, as he seemed spry and full of tricks all match long. It does worry me a bit that he played the full 90, but with Gonzalez and Beckerman both on the verge of returning, there will be more competition for playing time.

Johnson: 7 – Fantastic match for Will. He still had moments where he forced passes while under pressure, but he easily made up for those moments by winning a number of critical balls on defense and was energized all night.

Saborío: 5 – I’m a little confused by his substitution in the 60th minute. He wasn’t necessarily effective or amazing, but he also wasn’t provided with the best service making it difficult to have an impact.

Espíndola: 6.5 – Espy probably would have received a higher rating had he converted an easy chance in front of goal early in the second half. That said, he was really the only player creating any offensive chances all evening and probably deserves a goal.

SUBSTITUTES:
Campos: 3.5 – I assume Campos was given so many minutes in response to his stellar performance in an international friendly over the break. That said, he wasn’t really impressive against San Jose and seemed like a wasted substitution.

Warner: 4.5 – I often say that Warner reminds a bit of Andy Williams. While I still think that’s the case, the big difference between the two is that Andy will take a crack at goal every now and then while Warner seems afraid to. Too many times Warner would try to force a pass to create an opportunity rather than put something on frame.

Alexandre: N/A – Not much to note in limited minutes.

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