Who from Real Salt Lake impressed against Seattle Sounders on Saturday? Who looked a little lost? Who might be securing a first team spot?
We're asking the questions, and we want your answers. Take a walk through our player ratings form, make some selections, and see how you stack up against our ratings specialist, Randal Serr, on Monday.
As a note, if a substitute hasn't been on for at least 10 minutes, they aren't eligible for a rating unless they do something particularly good. With RSL waiting until the 81st minute to bring Olmes Garcia into the match, you won't see any substitutes in the form below.
As another note, we won't be implementing coaching ratings. Our reason is fairly simple: When you rate a player, you are doing it based on visible, confirmable evidence. You can have a meaningful discussion about how a player performed based on that evidence. However, with a coach, you see direct decisions, but you don't get to see any decisions that are beneath the surface. You don't get to gain a good understanding from one match of, say, substitution patterns, or of motivation. That's something we can have a substantive discussion about down the line — and probably now after two years of Cassar's coaching — but on a match-by-match basis, the decisions are simply too hidden from us to make rating worthwhile. It simply becomes an easy mechanism for venting or celebrating.