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Player Ratings for RSL vs. D.C. United

On a night when Rimando rightfully stole the headlines, many players excelled.

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Nick Rimando - 8 Rimando broke the MLS shutout record in style making some impressive saves, espeically against the U.S. Men's National Team member turned foe, Eddie Johnson.

Abdoulie Mansally - 5.5 Mansally made some odd decisions at times and gave the ball away easily a couple times, but he is a very capable backup at the outside back position with his athleticism and his ability to take a shot from distance. He nearly got a rocket past Hamid, but was unlucky.

Chris Schuler - 9 We are very used to Schuler dominating on the defensive end. He kept pace in that regard against D.C. and Eddie Johnson, but this game he also had a brace with a goal from his feet and another off of his head. He looks really confident and all of our suspicions seem to be put to rest that if he can stay healthy for a full season, he will be an all-star caliber player.

Nat Borchers - 7 Borchers had a relatively quiet night but got his job done. D.C. United did not threat to score very much with only two shots on goal and that is in large part due to Borchers' play.

Carlos Salcedo - 7.5 It is great to see Salcedo get some time on the field again after a long wait. He looks confident and ready to continue after being called up to the Homegrown All-Star Game. If he keeps up this sort of performance, it will be hard to keep him out of the lineup.

Kyle Beckerman - 7 Beckerman has been inches away from scoring a goal since returning from the World Cup. One of his shots is bound to go in soon. He piled up the interceptions and repeatedly broke up play.

Ned Grabavoy - 7 Grabavoy is a stealth killer. He sneaked into the attack a few times and was unlucky to not get a goal. He won the ball back for RSL almost immediately after they lost it and put in all the work that allows others to excel.

Luke Mulholland - 7 Mulholland had a nice assist to set up Joao Plata for a simple header. He brings another creative look when he is on the field.

Javier Morales - 9 Morales has still got it, I don't think that is even a question any more. Two assists on the night silenced any doubters. One of those assists was a skill check with Morales timing his pass perfectly to send it through the defenders' legs and catch Schuler on his run. Incredible.

Olmes Garcia - 6.5 Olmes may have also been unlucky not to score when he headed the ball to the far post and Hamid grabbed it in his fingertips. He looks like a different player since he had a brace a few games ago.

Joao Plata - 7.5 How many headers will Plata have in his career? We may have witnessed one of the few if not the only. Plata is in the zone scoring a goal a game lately.


Luis Gil - 7 Gil made something out of nothing on a few occasions, but was unable to make the last play to find a teammate or set himself up for a shot. It seems like he is on the brink of breaking out and really arriving as a key player if he can just refine a few of those issues.

Robbie Findley - 6 Findley was a bit too selfless at times passing the ball when he probably could have taken the defender on and created a shot for himself. He got into open spaces though and stretched the defense which makes good things happen for RSL.

Sebastian Velasquez - N/A Velasquez did not get many minutes, but he made a return to the field which has been a long time coming.