Player Ratings: Rimando, Grabavoy shine in 2-2 draw in Colorado

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Nick Rimando - 9 How many times did Rimando single-handedly make sure that RSL got at least a point against Colorado on the road? At least 5. One of those efforts was a combination that will be a contender for save of the year. Mark my words. The only reason his rating is not a 9.5 or a 10 is because of the mistake that Rimando and Borchers committed on the first Colorado goal.

Abdoulie Mansally - 5.5 Mansally was caught sleeping on the Castrillon goal and. seemed to be getting beat by Colorado's front line with their sheer athleticism. Mansally isn't lacking in that department which makes me thing he lost focus or was out of position.

Nat Borchers - 6 A misstep on the first Colorado goal may have cost RSL the full three points. Way too many balls were getting past the backline, and Borchers isn't solely to blame for that, but he wasn't innocent either. Much of the shakiness is probably due to the various center backs that Borchers has been partnered with over the course of the season.

Brandon McDonald - 6.5 McDonald had a great debut and proved that he will be competing for that second CB spot right off the bat. The competition for minutes just got serious after that performance.

Lovel Palmer - 7 Palmer was the best of the back line. He seemed to be dialed in and helped thwart the Colorado attack a few times, although probably not enough times considering the night Rimando put in.

Kyle Beckerman - 8 It is nice to have Beckerman back in the lineup. He broke up a ton of passes and wore out the Colorado midfield with his tenacity and smarts. He also seemed to link up well with the front of the diamond and the forwards. RSL's attack is in full force when he is on the field. And he had an assist to show for it.

Luis Gil - 6 Largely invisible on the offensive end, but in fairness he says he is more focused on defense at the moment. My only beef is that when Morales steps out, Gil should be more assertive.

Ned Grabavoy - 8.5 Grabavoy had a nice goal and frustrated Wynne to the point that he had to be subbed out at the half. Most improved player of the year for RSL?

Javier Morales - 6 Morales didn't connect on the key passes that he usually does. That said, the conditions weren't ideal for Javi's style of play and he did come off early so maybe he would have done more with more time.

Robbie Findley - 6.5 Findley showed the right amount of patience more than once and earned the PK goal for Saborio. I still contend that Findley should be a bit more risky and take a couple more attempts. He didn't have even one shot against the Rapids.

Alvaro Saborio - 7.5 Saborio did well to stay calm when he was iced by the refs and the weather delay. That takes a lot of composure and Sabo got redemption after his last PK against Irwin was saved.

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Joao Plata - 6 Plata is in need of another goal. He did almost have another assist though when he set up a couple of his teammates.

Olmes Garcia - 5 Hard to give Garcia a fair rating with only about 7 or 8 minutes of play. I actually felt like he could have come on earlier in the game and he would have had more of an impact as we have seen in past games.

Khari Stephenson - 6 Stephenson provided some poise to a team that seemed a bit frustrated and unable to maintain possession after Morales went off. Stephenson kept the Colorado defense honest with a couple shots from distance, but there was at least one time when he probably should have passed to Sabo who had a more clear angle.

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