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Player Ratings: Morales, late sub Grossman push RSL to 3-3 draw against Portland

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Attinella - 6 It's really not fair to be the backup for the best keeper in MLS. Attinella had a very surprising debut a few weeks ago, but it seems that he hasn't quite lived up to that first showing. Against Portland he had a few quality saves but he ended up picking up three balls out of his net. I tend to think he isn't as experienced at organizing the defense. That will come with more experience.

Tony Beltran - 7.5 Tony seems to be one of the players that everyone on the club is comfortable passing to. He did well against Portland to hold up the ball in very tough situations.

Nat Borchers - 7.5 A nice cleanup goal by Borchers at a critical time. He fought through a blow to the head and showed a lot of grit. I thought he didn't mark up or clear the ball as well as he could have a couple times.

Brandon McDonald - 7.5 McDonald had a great game, largely because he made wise decisions about where to position himself and when to break up plays. He is showing a nice trend to be the player he is capable of being.

Chris Wingert - 7.5 Wingert seemed to be very focused and giving as much of himself as anybody on the field. I loved his effort against the Timbers.

Yordany Alvarez - 4 Alvarez has got to learn to control himself. It is highly disappointing that he did not learn his lesson after his tackle and subsequent suspension for his studs up tackle on Cahill. hHis is not the first time he has seen red. Now he had another dangerous tackle against Portland and it very well could have cost RSL dearly. A little bit of self control and focus should be expected of a professional.

Javier Morales - 8 Javi's effort led directly to two of the three RSL goals. His smarts on the ball earn RSL multiple opportunities a game. His leadership as captain for the night showed through very well.

Ned Grabavoy - 7.5 Grabavoy is making the case as most improved player of the league. He has become one of the players that Kreis can hardly afford not to have on the field. My only complaint last night is that it seemed that Grabavoy should have market Alhassan on the third Timbers goal.

Khari Stephenson - 6.5 Khari's most consistent weapon throughout the year and last night was his threat from the outside which led to the PK goal. He fulfills his role well.

Joao Plata - 6.5 Plata probably could have done better with a couple of brief chances that he had. Finishing chances this year has not been his strong suit, but his work on the ball was tops.

Robbie Findley - 6 Robbie did well to get the ball in dangerous areas at times but there was nobody there to do something with it. His touch could have been better on a couple occasions, but he defended and fought with all he had much like the rest of the team..


Luis Gil - 6.5 Gil made something out of nothing late in the game which was the first necessity in Grossman's game-tying goal. He seems to be finding his footing again on the offensive end of things.

Olmes Garcia- 6 I haven't seen a shot on goal from Olmes in a while if I'm not mistaken. Against Portland he was put in an unfair situation with only 10 men on the field. He was left alone up top which is not an easy task. I know he has the ability to create, I just want to see it more.

Cole Grossman - 8 it is rare that someone that comes on as late as Grossman has such an impact, and even more rare after such a long hiatus after a concussion. He had two scoring chances in a handful of minutes and put one of them away to strengthen RSL's chances as Supporters' Shield contenders.