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RSL player ratings vs. San Jose Earthquakes

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Grabavoy and Velasquez step up in the absence of some of RSL's regular starters.

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Jeff Attinella - 6.5 Don't take this rating the wrong way. Attinella had a fine night, it was just extremely quiet.

Chris Wingert - 6.5 Wingert did his part to keep the Earthquakes pretty harmless going forward. A good night for the veteran.

Nat Borchers - 7 As Borchers is the leader of the defense, he deserves a lot of credit for not allowing San Jose to threaten.

Carlos Salcedo - 7 Salcedo deserves a ton of credit for stepping in when called upon and performing well. For a guy that has gotten spotty minutes this year compared with last year, he is doing admirably.

Tony Beltran - 7.5 Beltran not only helped the RSL defense get a shutout, but he impressed going forward as well. He was embarrassing the guy marking him on a few occasions. Except for a couple questionable passes, this was a great showing for Beltran.

Kyle Beckerman - 7 Beckerman was unlucky to not score a goal given that he had the most shots of anyone on the club. He set the tone for the team which is a big reason as to why RSL came out with a nice win.

Sebastian Velasquez - 7.5 Velasquez appears to be brimming with confidence over the past couple of weeks and he put in his first regular season goal off of a corner kick. It was a nice finish off of his thigh and his scrambling celebration showed just how excited he was to finish the goal.

Luke Mulholland - 7 Mulholland contributed to the win with his skill on the ball and his quality free kicks and corner kicks. Justice was served and he notched an assist.

Ned Grabavoy - 8 Grabavoy was the man of the match. He played with determination and tenacity and was rewarded with a goal with beautiful placement.

Sebastian Jaime - 6 Jaime has yet to score a goal in MLS, but one thing is sure and that is that Real Salt Lake scores at a high rate when he is on the field. He plays selflessly and his teammates benefit.

Robbie Findley - 6.5 Findley was also unlucky not to score as he had a couple of chances that were saved in the nick of time or went just wide.

Substitutes

Olmes Garcia - 6 Garcia pushed the Earthquakes' defense to their limits toward the end of the match and nearly scored due to his speed. Unfortunately, Jon Busch ruined his fun.

Luis Gil - 6 Gil did not have much time to get into a rythm, but he deserves credit for returning from the U.S. Men's Team to help out his club.

Cole Grossman - N/A