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Player Ratings: Bright spots few outside scorers in 3-3 draw against San Jose Earthquakes

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Nick Rimando - 6.5 Rimando had a couple of fantastic saves on one of the most prolific scorers in MLS over the past few seasons. Unfortunately, the ball found its way in the net three times, at least two of them were out of Rimando's control.

Chris Wingert - 5.5 It looked to me as though Wingert repeatedly lost his mark on Wondolowski. To be fair, nearly every defender has a hard time keeping Wondolowski under their control. This game, it happened a bit too often.

Nat Borchers - 6 Borchers was not able to defend like he is capable of due to a yellow card that kept him at bay. He really could have benefited from having the freedom to be more physical with the likes of Lenhart, Gordon, and Bernardez who are all three very physical players themselves.

Aaron Maund - 6 Maund had as much trouble as anyone in the back. He looked fantastic against LA, but looked average against San Jose. Either way, he seems to be much improved from last year.

Tony Beltran - 6 Beltran's biggest strength was in his possession of the ball. The Earthquakes seemed to be playing with a lot of quick pressure and Beltran responded well. Had one or two of his services been a bit more accurate RSL very well could have gotten another goal or at least a couple more shots.

Kyle Beckerman - 8.5 Beckerman's goal was precise and powerful, nothing to complain about there. He kept the team's head up after an early San Jose goal and pushed them back in contention within about six minutes. Unfortunately, the defense and possession in the last 15 minutes was a bit lackluster from all.

Luke Mulholland - 7.5 Let's be honest, that should have been Mulholland's second goal. Not to mention his dance moves fit right in with the motif of Plata. This guy looks to have a lot of promise but let's not anoint him until we have seen at least a handful more of games from him.

Ned Grabavoy - 6 Grabavoy had a nice chance or two that unfortunately didn't find their way past Busch. Busch did spill one of Grabavoy's shots though which led to Muholland's finish. Not a bad game from Grabavoy otherwise.

Luis Gil - 7 Gil put in a nice game, much improved from his performance at LA. He set Plata up nicely and Plata did really well to finish it. Gil also had a nice game in defense until the last 15 minutes where the wheels kind of came off for everyone on RSL.

Joao Plata - 9 Maybe more than his finishing, (which seems to be hugely improved this year if we can make any judgement two games in) Plata is really impressing me with his control of the ball. It looks like he is doing exactly what he wants to do with it and is connecting well with his teammates. He might be the breakout player of the year for Real if this streak continues.

Alvaro Saborio - 4.5 Saborio's shots and marking were both pretty bad. One game does not a player make, and I'm confident he will bounce back in the next game, but that was pretty ugly. I might be mistaken, but he seemed to be mostly to blame for losing Bernardez a couple times.


Carlos Salcedo - 6 Really, it wasn't fair that Salcedo came in when he did in the dead heat of a high pressure game. He did fine with what he was dealt, but also looked a bit rusty.

Cole Grossman - 6 I didn't see a whole lot from Grossman that made me think he helped RSL in the last 25 minutes, but nobody was effectively helping thwart the repeated attack from San Jose. There are better things to come from Grossman as he gets more minutes.

Jordan Allen - 6.5 Allen was doing really well to maintain possession and calm things down until he got ransacked and injured his ankle. I like what I see in the few minutes Allen has seen on the field.