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Player Ratings: Beckerman pushes through adversity in difficult road loss


Nick Rimando - 5.5 None of the fantastic saves we are used to, but it's hard to really complain since Rimando has had his best performances of his career of late. There are a few reasons he gets such a low score compaired to what he has been getting: 1) There were a couple times that he was caught way out of potision. Even though Montreal did't capitalize on those chances, it was not a good place to be in. 2) Three goals are three goals. 3) The dive was a bit embarrassing and it does not reflect well on the player, the team, or the sport. That said, Rimando is still the MVP of RSL if not MLS so far.

Chris Wingert - 5.5 This hurts me, it really does, because I am a big fan of Wingert. But Wingert was giving way too much space to the opposition at really bad times. That space gave them chances and at least one of those instances lead to a goal.

Kwame Watson-Siriboe - 5.5 I am starting to notice a trend and it is very simple. Even though Kwame doesn't have a lot of experience and he can be a good player with time, the combination of Watson-Siriboe and Schuler is not my favorite. I would like to see some stats on it, but it just seems that the defense is less stable with that combination. In fairness, he might have been a bit rusty having been away for a week or so.

Chris Schuler - 6 He played with fire again and got burned on a play nearly identical to last week against New England when he went to clear a ball from a player at the sideline and the player got around him cleanly. He did make some timely steps to stop some build ups, but like I said with Rimando, three goals are three goals.

Lovel Palmer - 6 Should he have a higher score since he created a goal? Not in my book. The fact is that his attempt went in because the defender deflected it in. Besides that, he did alright and played with confidence, but nothing stellar.

Kyle Beckerman - 7 Beckerman was the man of the match. He had a great performance on the road and showed leadership in the face of adversity. You could tell just how bad he wanted this one. Great opportunistic goal as well.

Ned Grabavoy - 6 Grabavoy seemed to be able to make it to the final third and then get dispossessed over and over again.

Sebastian Velasquez - 6.5 Played well and had at least a couple shots on goal. It's an injustice that he hasn't put one in yet. His creativity is refreshing and he is always bringing somethinig that throws off the defenders.

Javier Morales - 6.5 Morales created chances for himself and for others, but a lot of those chances went awry. Morales is looking great though overall.

Devon Sandoval - 6 Once again, not a great finisher, but the effort is always there.

Olmes Garcia - 6 The sky's the limit for Garcia, but yesterday was not his best showing. He missed a great chance and then spent a lot of his time complaining about missed calls. And he was just as guilty if not more so than anyone on the last Montreal goal.


Joao Plata - 6 No one can complain about his assist rate so far, but he needs to put away his chances, and he had a couple clear ones against the Impact

Khari Stephenson - 5.5 Stephenson didn't have much of an impact on the game (no pun intended.) He was playing well earlier in the year when covering for Morales, but since then he hasn't played enough to get into any sort of rhythm.