Player Ratings: Plata, Saborio, Mansally ink comeback for RSL in 3-2 win over Chicago

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Nick Rimando - 6.5 This was not the game we are used to seeing from Rimando with a couple goals getting past him and distribution that was not quite up to snuff, but he did make a critically important save on Magee that deflected the ball just enough to make it hit the crossbar rather than the back of the net which would have killed the game off.

Chris Wingert - 6 Not an overly impressive game from number 17 given that the defense collapsed a couple times in the first half, but Wingert was every bit a part of the second half turnaround.

Nat Borchers - 6 Watching the Chicago goals multiple times it is hard to find who was supposed to have marked Magee and Anangono, but it looks like Borchers should have been there on at least the Magee goal, but truly it seems like a breakdown in communication.

Chris Schuler - 6.5 Schuler was definitely a part of the first half defensive lapse, but he made a couple of spectacular plays. He made a tactical foul and a huge tackle that both prevented Chicago from having a chance to put in their third goal.

Tony Beltran - 6 Beltran had quite a few passes that did not connect with his intended target, but he, like his teammates, showed a ton of grit to be able to come back in the second part of the game.

Kyle Beckerman - 6.5 Beckerman gave away the ball cheaply a few times that gave Chicago a great look in the offense. He redeemed himself in the final 45 minutes by captaining a confident comeback win.

Luke Mulholland - 5.5 Mulholland did not show nearly as well as he did against Vancouver, but given the little amount of time that he has spent with RSL, he is still making heads turn.

Ned Grabavoy - 6 Nothing flashy out of Grabavoy, but he knows his role and put in a decent 90 minutes in front of his hometown fans. He did not connect as well or get in the attack as much as one would prefer, but nothing detrimental by any means.

Javier Morales - 7 Morales notched an assist that proved to be just the spark plug that RSL needed to rally from behind to win the game. Morales had a great showing in the second half and engineered the right passes to make things happen.

Joao Plata - 9 Plata has proven that his emergence this season is for real. He has five goals and two assists through six games played and two of his goals happened against the Fire in an incredible comeback win. He is making Lagerwey look really good for having picked him up from Toronto before anybody else could poach him. He has also placed himself squarely in the MLS MVP discussion even though it is early in the season.

Alvaro Saborio - 8.5 Sabo could have done a bit better with a chance or two that he had, but what a critical role he played in the comeback effort. An assist and a goal is a great game in any book.

Substitutes

Abdoulie Mansally - 8.5 Mansally had a nice assist on the Saborio goal and was heavily involved both of the other goals by holding up the ball well and connecting with Morales and Saborio allowing them to work their magic.

Sebastian Velasquez - 6 There was nothing about Velasquez's performance that will show up on the highlight reel, but he was a part of the comeback with his skill on the ball and the respect that he demanded from the Fire defense.

Olmes Garcia - 6.5 Garcia did not show up on the game summary as having scored or assisted either, but he put in a good shift and did his part to keep Chicago on their heels.

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