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Player Ratings: Saborio fantastic, all others lag behind in 4-3 loss to New York

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Jeff Attinella - 5.5 Perhaps I am being unfair to Attinella with this rating but at the end of the day he was picking four balls out of the net and the first Red Bulls goal was one he probably should have prevented.

Abdoulie Mansally - 6 Of all the defenders, I thought Mansally was one of the more stable and steadfast. He prevented a lot of through balls and made timely stops. Perhaps not enough though. The PK call was probably not fair, but he shouldn't have put himself in a position to even have the risk of a PK being called.

Nat Borchers - 5.5 Borchers was visibly upset with the miscommunications that were occurring between the defenders. As the leader of the backline, he performed his personal duties but had a hard time organizing those around him. It is probably due to a lack of time playing together as a group.

Aaron Maund - 5 Maund was hard done with that PK call against him when Espindola initiatied contact and had an eye towards forcing the ref to make a decision. He did seem a bit lost compared with Borchers or others with more experience.

Lovel Palmer - 5.5 Just like the rest of them, Palmer made his share of missed assignments. He had a decent game, but it wasn't good enough.

Yordany Alvarez - 5.5 Alvarez was not as involved as I would have hoped and blew a pretty good chance to score. He's not the only one to ever sky a ball, but we know he has a better shot than that. More importantly, his defense wasn't good enough and his aggressiveness was excessive at the wrong times.

Sebastian Velasquez - 5.5 Velasquez seemed stifled by the NY defense for some reason and that is saying something because usually he has an easy time outsmarting the defense. He fought hard and did pretty well on defense.

Ned Grabavoy - 5 Grabavoy had a pretty decent game but I can't look at the last Red Bulls goal without at least pointing a finger at Grabavoy for not marking his man well enough. This is not to say that the loss is on Grabavoy's head, but it was a blatant mistake.

Javier Morales - 6 He wasn't the creative genius that we are used to seeing against New York. It looked like their strategy worked and that was to shut down Morales to stifle the offensive creativity. Morales did well with what he was given but the RSL offense was not flowing like it usually does.

Olmes Garcia - 6.5 An assist and a hard fought match from Garcia. I never thought I would say this, but it seems that Garcia needs to do better with his chances. The only reason I say that is because he has set a high bar for himself. I'm sure he will be just fine.

Alvaro Saborio - 9.5 Saborio deserved to win this game if anybody did. His work rate to score was insane and his last goal was world class. It is an injustice that RSL didn't get the win or at least a tie to compensate Sabo's night of work.


Joao Plata - 7 I am starting to think that Plata is most effective off the bench. He came in and gave RSL a much needed boost. His assist was a thing of beauty as well as it allowed Sabo to pull of some magic.

Luis Gil - 7.5 Gil did much the same as Plata, bringing energy and creativity to a RSL squad that was in serous need of some help on the offensive end. That was probably Gil's best performance on the road.

Khari Stephenson - 5.5 I am hungry for another laser from distance from Khari. He needs to put himself in a position to be a threat from distance and I haven't seen that from him in a while, and I didn't see it against New York.