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Player Ratings: Morales, Attinella impress against Toronto FC

Javier Morales and Jeff Attinella came up huge for RSL in their first win of 2015.

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Jeff Attinella - 7.5 Attinella had to come up big a few times to keep Toronto from scoring. He stopped a Sebastian Giovinco chance that pretty much everyone in the stadium thought was destined for goal. On the downside, RSL was lucky to have a Toronto goal called up for a foul and Jackson sliced and diced both the RSL defense and Attinella to even things up towards the end of the game. Overall, RSL earned their three points in a big way due to Attinella.

Abdoulie Mansally - 5.5 Mansally's speed came in handy a few times but he did not have a memorable game.

Jamison Olave - 6 Olave had a much improved game from two weeks ago and even though he had a couple of scary passes to Attinella, he recovered well a few times to prevent them from turning ugly. Olave does not get knocked down very often, but Toronto was able to accomplish the impossible.

Chris Schuler - 6 Schuler and Olave are fun to watch because they are so athletic and physically-imposing. He got away with one on the goal that got called back for Toronto FC.

Tony Beltran - 6 Beltran was not the stellar passer that we are used to but he prevented a lot of service from the flanks.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman chipped in more than his fair share to help out the back line, but that is part of his job I suppose. He did not back down when the trash talk escalated and showed his emotional leadership.

Luke Mulholland - 7.5 What a run by Mulholland to make that header to get RSL on the board. That was RSL's first goal in the run of play this season and it was a beauty. Luke brings a different element to the game, but I actually didn't think he had a great game outside of his goal.

Javier Morales - 8.5 Morales was the instigator on both RSL goals and set up Mulholland and Allen perfectly. What he has lost (barely) in speed, he more than makes up for in sharpness and understanding of the game. I just wonder how long he can keep up this level of play. It's incredible.

Olmes Garcia - 4.5 Garcia's first shot was a beauty and he would have been a candidate for goal of the week had it gone in, but his next few shots were selfish at best. They had next to no chance of going in, but he took them any way. Now, his one-on-one with Joe Bendik that would have iced the game was unforgivable. He has to either make sure he puts that ball in the net or pass it to his wide open teammate if he's not sure. It was a disappointing outcome to say the least.

Sebastian Jaime - 5 Jaime shows quality a few times a game but has not had enough luck to have his goals count. He is quiet for long stretches and then shows us just how good his touch is. The goals will come. They have to with his skill level.

Devon Sandoval - 5 Sandoval has to shoot when he has the chance. Jeff Cassar was red in the face telling him as much. He has big shoes to fill when Saborio is out, and in this instance he was unable to put much of a stamp on the game. His highlight, however, was to hold the ball up so that Javi could find Allen for the winner. Without Sandoval, that play never happens.


Jordan Allen - 7.5 Allen has been a super sub so far this year. He nearly scored against Philadelphia in the last game and this time he had a very similar chance and put it away at a crucial time to earn three points for the good guys. What a way to start of your professional goal-scoring account. All this after missing a year due to a frustrating injury. Well-deserved and he is putting himself on the map.

John Stertzer - N/A Nice to see Stertzer bounce back from injury so quickly.

Sebastian Saucedo - N/A, although you have to be happy for the kid to get on the field for the first time.