Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City, in a difficult match where the defense soared and the offense struggled, produced community player ratings that are accurate — but are they fair?
Community player ratings are, as ever, a tricky thing. Not to pull off — that part's pretty easy — but rather, they illustrate crowd opinions in a concise, numerical sense. Now, that's probably not entirely accurate, but it's the best we have right now.
And as far as we can tell, you who voted really aren't happy with the contributions of our forward line against Sporting Kansas City. We're not entirely sure why. Maybe it has something to do with not winning aerial duels.
What surprises us a little is that Olmes Garcia has gotten the worst of it. With an average rating of 4.90, Garcia was in the player ratings dumps. His passing was inaccurate (60%) and he didn't take a single shot. He also won only 29 percent of his aerial duels. But he also was involved defensively in some very good play, and that — in a difficult road game — deserves at least some recognition.
Anyway, results follow.
Community ratings v. SKC
|Substitute: Jordan Allen||1.00||6.06|
Community ratings overall
|RSL v SJ||RSL v SKC||Grand Total|
|Substitute: Luis Gil||6.19||6.19|
|Substitute: Jordan Allen||6.06||6.06|
|Substitute: Devon Sandoval||5.68||5.68|
|Substitute: John Stertzer||5.39||5.39|