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Player Ratings: Schuler, Saborio top of the pack in 10-man draw for RSL

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 7.5 Nick did his thing in goal. We all knew he was in for a tough night considering the fact that RSL would be a man down for 75 plus minutes. Rimando came through as best he could and RSL was able to get a point much thanks to Rimando's saves.

Nat Borchers - 6.5 Borchers had a nice game and showed a lot of awareness as far as when to push forward and when to play it back to Nick. He showed calm throughout in a very tough situation.

Chris Schuler - 8 I think it is safe to say that Salcedo now has legitimate competition for the starting spot alongside Borchers. It was really nice to see one of our defenders just dominate in the air. We haven't had that for a while and it would have helped plenty of times throughout the season. If Schuler can piece together a few good performances like this one, he would probably be my pick for the starting spot in the Playoffs.

Abdoulie Mansally - 3.5 There are only a couple things that could have made that dangerous tackle worse. The first would be if the other player had got injured. The other would be if it was in the dying moments of the game and it resulted in losing points in a more heartbreaking fashion. Luckily neither of those happened, but Mansally's tackle was inexcusable. It was dangerous and made things very hard for RSL.

Tony Beltran - 5 Tony got beat down the side and that doesn't happen very often. Unfortunately what resulted was the lone goal by Dallas. I would still take Beltran as our starting outside back any day.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman rallied the team to at least get a point out of this game in which most of us predicted less with a red card so early on. Beckerman defends his team and leads them through the good and the bad.

Ned Grabavoy - 6 Ned is one of the leaders of the team as well and that has been made evident throughout the course of the season. He is playing through some cuts and bruises and doesn't seem to have lost a step.

Javier Morales - 5.5 I haven't seen a moment of brilliance from Javi in a couple games and I know he is ready to break out soon enough. Much to my dismay, he didn't have a special play in him against Dallas and he got an unnecessary yellow that will keep him out of Portland down the stretch.

Luis Gil - 6 Gil is growing up fast. I think even over the past month he has grown leaps and bounds into a player that needs to be on the field for RSL to have the best chance to win. He is being assertive on offense and compliant on defense.

Robbie Findley - 5 In the handful of minutes that Robbie had he looked hungry to show that he deserves more minutes. Obviously he was taken out earlier than expected and that could lead to one of two things. Either he will keep that hunger, or he will lose a bit of confidence not having played significant minutes for quite a while now.

Alvaro Saborio - 8 Sabo put in a lot of work as the sole forward up top and he took a beating along the way. In the end, quality won out and Sabo scored a goal from the tiniest chance that was presented to him. Nice night for the skillful Costa Rican.


Yordany Alvarez - 6 Relatively quiet night, but he filled his role well for much of the game and helped contribute to the one point that RSL earned.

Olmes Garcia - 5.5 My only question about Garcia's performance is what was he so winded after just five or ten minutes? He probably could have eked out at least one more chance if he wasn't gasping for air towards the end. He brought energy, but maybe he needs to be more judicious in how he exerts it.

Lovel Palmer - 6.5 I am liking what we are seeing out of Palmer of late. He seems much more determined to me than he used to. He looks like he is putting it all out on the field every second he is out there and that is what it takes to win.