Player Ratings: Return of Plata bodes well, Mulholland excellent in 2-2 Vancouver draw

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Player ratings after a tough draw to take like Saturday's are never easy, but Randal Serr knocks it out of the park this week.

Nick Rimando - 6.5 There weren't any of the spectacular saves that we are used to and two goals got past him. Neither of the goals were truly his fault, although he might have been able to save the game-tying goal.

Chris Wingert - 7 Wingert had another good game making solid tackles and clean passes. He fell off a bit in the second half much like the rest of his team.

Nat Borchers - 6 The Mezquita goal was somewhat flukey, but at the end of the day Borchers could have marked him on his run and prevented the goal that gave Vancouver hope. Beyond that, it was a decent game from the bearded one.

Chris Schuler - 7 Schuler was on point all game long. He made stops and won aerial battles. Classic Schuler. Maybe he will be called into the 30-man USMNT camp if he keeps this up.

Tony Beltran - 6.5 Beltran pulled a rabbit out of the hat a couple times when he was able to keep the ball in play from the corner in a nearly impossible, tight spot. Good defending and he connected well.

Kyle Beckerman - 6.5 Beckerman was close to having scored two goals, but close doesn't count in soccer. He was doing most things very well as usual.

Luke Mulholland - 8.5 We have another creator on our hands. Mulholland plays with confidence and he showed us a bit more of what he is capable of doing against Vancouver. He has some tricks up his sleeve and those tricks look to be effective as evidenced by his assist on Plata's goal. Luis Gil will have to really push to keep his starting spot now.

Ned Grabavoy - 8 That very well could have been Grabavoy's best game thus far. The Saborio goal does not happen without Ned's determination and footwork on the build up to the assist. Besides that, Ned was consistently in the attack and generally effective on defense.

Javier Morales - 6 Morales set up his teammates a few times but alas, they were unable to finish them. I wouldn't say this was a spectacular game from Javier as we know what he is capable of.

Joao Plata - 8 Plata has not missed a beat since coming back from injury. He is hungry for goals and has fantastic chemistry with his teammates. It looks like he has the starting spot locked down.

Alvaro Saborio - 7 It is difficult to give a fair rating to a guy that had a beautiful curler goal, probably should have had another goal as it hit the crossbar and the post before boincing out, and then had a heavy touch at the end of the game that gave Vancouver the game-tying opportunity. I am not one that gives all the blame to Sabo on that goal as there were a few more instances in which the game could have been killed off earlier.

Substitutes

Olmes Garcia - 5 I didn't see anything out of Garcia that makes me think he gave RSL any sort of advantage when he came on. He runs hard, but that is not enough to be effective.

Sebastian Velasquez - 6 Velasquez looked better than the last game, but still hasn't found his form from the end of 2013. He needs more tome on the field for that to happen, and competition is stiff.

John Stertzer - N/A Stertzer didn't have much of a chance to do much of anything.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join RSL Soapbox

You must be a member of RSL Soapbox to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at RSL Soapbox. You should read them.

Join RSL Soapbox

You must be a member of RSL Soapbox to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at RSL Soapbox. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker