Player Ratings: RSL is better than what we saw against Seattle

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In a game where RSL was unable to score while letting the opposition put four goals past them, ratings are lower than usual.

Jeff Attinella - 5.5 None of the goals were truly Attinella's fault, but it is difficult to give a much better rating when four goals get past the RSL defense and the goalkeeper. He did have one great save, however that should be recognized.

Chris Wingert - 6 Wingert had an average game in the 59 minutes he saw. He stood up to the Seattle attack as well as anyone else, but a blowout is still a blowout.

Nat Borchers - 6 Borchers lost his mark on the last goal, but up until that point he looked alright. Even the White Rhino has a rough game now and then.

Aaron Maund - 3.5 Do not misinterpret this rating. Maund probably had an unfair penalty called against him and the third Seattle goal could just as easily be attributed to Mansally as to Maund. And up until the PK, Maund had a decent showing. But when you have a hand in every one of the four goals, that is a problem.

Tony Beltran - 6 This was not the kind of game we are used to from Beltran. He did not show horribly, but he did not shine like he is capable of doing.

Cole Grossman - 5 Over the past few games, Grossman has done well to position himself defensively but has had problems distributing. Against Seattle, he was not very sharp with either task. My guess is that fatigue has something to do with it.

Javier Morales - 5.5 I did not really see anything out of Morales that made me think he deserves higher than a 5.5. He is one of the best mids in the league, but he was unable to connect with the forwards or hold up possession that well.

Ned Grabavoy - 7 Grabavoy was one of the better players on the field for RSL, especially after he slid into the defensive midfield position. Even then, not a fantastic game.

Luke Mulholland - 5.5 Mulholland looked lost, plain and simple. He has had a couple games in a row now where he has not lived up to the expectations that he has built for himself. Then again, no RSL player really has over the past 180 minutes.

Olmes Garcia- 7 Garcia got the ball in some dangerous spots and really forced the Sounders' defense to pay attention to him, but the goal drought continues. An "A" for effort though.

Devon Sandoval - 6 Sandoval was a few inches away from having a nice header that could very well have been a goal. He is in good spots, but for some reason is not connecting well with his teammates.

Substitutes

Abdoulie Mansally - 5 Mansally gave the ball away cheaply on the third Seattle goal, but it was not exactly right in front of goal either. In other words, it was not given away in the worst of positions on the field. That is no excuse for the recklessness, but still not the worst mistake in the world.

Luis Gil - 5.5 GIl did not really have much of an affect on the game and pulled the trigger a couple times when a defender was clearly going to stop it. We need to see more leadership from him.

John Stertzer - 5 I can't really recall too much out of Stertzer which makes me think he needs to be more assertive. In fairness, that game was out of control by the time he entered.

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