Player Ratings: Lackluster showings in all areas send RSL to USOC loss

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Nick Rimando - 6 DC United had one shot on goal and that was the game-winner. Rimando couldn't have done much with the attempt, it was a defensive lapse if anything. He made a smart tactical foul toward the end of the game that could have sealed the deal, but a second goal was prevented.

Nat Borchers - 6.5 I thought Borchers played well overall and really put forth a good effort to keep DC United's chances to a minimum. All it takes is one unfortunately.

Carlos Salcedo -5.5 Salcedo got beat more than once and one of those times arguably gave DC their one chance on which they capitalized. A team can ill afford to make a mistake in a big game like that and RSL paid the price.

Chris Wingert - 7 I can only recall one bad play from Wingert. This was, in my opinion, one of his best outings in quite a while.

Tony Beltran - 7.5 Beltran, much like Wingert, had a pretty good game as well and showed some skill on the ball that I hadn't seen out of him before.

Kyle Beckerman - 6.5 Beckerman did not make some of the same impressive connections that we are accustomed to seeing. He fought as hard as he could, but it couldn't propel them to a win.

Ned Grabavoy - 6.5 Ned fought through a head injury and had a chance or two to score. He had some good takes, but good takes aren't goals.

Javier Morales - 5.5 Morales did not provide the kind of service he is capable of providing. He held the ball up in the midfield very well, but the connections in the final third just weren't there.

Sebastian Velasquez - 6 Velasquez was one of the better players on the field with regards to holding the ball up. That said, he was not able to make the key passes that lead to goals either.

Joao Plata - 5.5 I might be beating a dead horse on this one, but Plata has one of the lowest percentages on the team when it comes to goals per shot taken. He had a pretty clear chance in the first half and was unable to even put it on frame. He didn't connect with Saborio like he usually does. In my mind, I question whether he should have started this game.

Alvaro Saborio - 6 Good to have Saborio back in the starting XI. He was so close to scoring on a few occasions but could not get the ball past Hamid. I think if Saborio hadn't missed nearly a month, he might have been a bit sharper with his finishing.

Substitutes

Khari Stephenson - 5.5 I did not see a whole lot from Stephenson that made me think he was the right man to be on the field. He took a shot that had no chance of going in with all the traffic in front of him. Not much for me to say other than that.

Olmes Garcia - 6 Olmes needs to show a bit more creativity. He is relying very heavily on his athletic ability to beat defenders and it seems like he is running out of ideas. He can get the ball into the corner on his own, but then there isn't much to do with it after that. That's not necessarily his fault, but it's a team sport.

Devon Sandoval - 6.5 I am impressed with what Sandoval can do with the little MLS experience he has. He had a bicycle kick that nearly went in and was able to stand out in only about 15 minutes of playing time. I like him and Saborio on the field together because they have many of the same strengths.

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