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Player ratings: RSL 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps

Elias Vasquez is showing why he deserves minutes having two consecutive positive showings. Everyone else was pretty average.

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Nick Rimando - 6 Possibly the highlight of the game, Nick Rimando made an incredible pass up three-fourths the length of the field to Olmes Garcia that was as impressive as any pass you will ever see from a goalkeeper. On the downside, the one shot on goal got past Rimando and into the net.

Demar Phillips - 5.5 It seems as though Phillips is still accommodating himself in this system. You can see the potential of what is to come, but it's not there yet. He ran out of gas towards the last 15 or 20 minutes of the game.

Jamison Olave - 4.5 I don't think Olave had a bad game, but the one goal that was conceded was as much his fault as anyone's. That said, he definitely contributed to keeping Vancouver to just one shot on goal. Thus far in the season, his best games have been on the road oddly enough. He got two yellow cards which were maybe unfair, but he put himself in a position to get them with dissent and a foul on a pretty clear chance up the side of the field.

Elias Vasquez - 7 For me, Vasquez was quite possibly the best player on the field for RSL. He looks very confident and comfortable for having played just two games of MLS minutes.

Tony Beltran - 6 Beltran's passing was not as good as it usually is, but he did pretty well in his main responsibility which is defending.

Kyle Beckerman - 6.5 Beckerman was as vocal as I have ever seen him on a night when there was a lot of breaking up play due to calls. He made big plays on defense and took a decent free kick that went just wide.

Luke Mulholland - 6 Mulholland looked like the best passer in the midfield and did what he could to create for his teammates.

Luis Gil - 5.5 Gil did pretty well in build-up play, but his passing in the critical part of the field nearest goal was not good enough.

Olmes Garcia - 6.5 Garcia set up Saborio very nicely in the run of play but unfortunately it did not lead to a goal. He also covered a ton of ground on defense especially when RSL was down a couple of men. A very nice effort from Olmes.

Jordan Allen- 6 Allen was doing his best to create something and did it a few times when it seemed like there was nothing to come of it. He took a few shots when maybe he should have passed, but he is good for RSL and is only going to get better with more time.

Alvaro Saborio - 5 He held up the ball unbelievably well throughout the game, but was unable to finish on a couple of very good chances, one of which was a one on one with the keeper that went sailing high. This was as off as I have ever seen him. Too bad for all of us, that was the difference in the game.


Sebastian Saucedo -5 This is the most difficult rating of all. He looked very creative and inserted some energy into the game on the offensive end from the moment he entered. He also made a silly foul that put the game in a tailspin. The best is clearly yet to come.

John Stertzer - 6 Stertzer brought much more to the game than I thought he would when RSL was down to nine. He was tenacious and competitive for the short time he was on.

Devon Sandoval - N/A