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Player Ratings: LA Galaxy 5-2 RSL

A slow start led to a horrible first half.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at LA Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 5.5 It's difficult to give a fair and accurate rating to a guy who saves a PK on Steven Gerrard but was also scored on five times. Rimando had a nice save or two, but I doubt even he would say that he was thrilled with his performance.

Chris Wingert - 4.5 Wingert was getting beat against the Galaxy and one of those times led to a goal. Not his best game, but still very much an asset to the team. He also had an incredible quote at halftime.

Aaron Maund - 4 This was the first time in a long while that Maund did not have a good showing. He got burned a few times, not that he was alone.

Jamison Olave - 4 Olave had a couple decent scoring chances, but like many others, lost his mark and paid the price Olave took a lot of flack on the comment boards, and rightfully so, but a handful of others deserve the same flack in this game.

Tony Beltran - 5.5 Beltran's work rate was there, he just lost a few one on one battles. Not his best game of the year, but he has been the most consistent performer for RSL for about a year now, so no need to worry.

Kyle Beckerman - 5 Beckerman, uncharacteristically, was out of position a few times. I'm not sure what the game plan was or tactically what he was thinking, but the middle was wide open too many times.

John Stertzer - 4.5 Stertzer had one great tackle but beyond that was not really involved going either direction.

Luke Mulholland - 3 Luke was caught way out of position a few times and did not track back when needed. A combination of being too wide and not following the runners was a big reason as to why RSL got manhandled.

Juan Manuel Martinez - 7.5 For the 20-some-odd minutes he played, he was really good and was able to get a header that looked very difficult to reach.

Yura Movsisyan - 5.5 Yura was creating a little bit here and there but did not seem to take the game by the horns. In fairness, he probably would have got his foot on the end of the ball were it not for the defender pulling him down. That very well could have been a goal. Story of his season so far.

Jordan Allen - 5.5 Allen did some good things but was not a dominant force up front. He did not have a disastrous showing by any means. He just simply wasn't in the mix as much as one would like.


Demar Phillips - 7 Phillips gave RSL some much needed athleticism and fought hard. It didn't stop the onslaught, but he did what he could.

Javier Morales - 7.5 Morales created more positive chances than anyone and got RSL going in the right direction. Unfortunately, he came on after RSL was already down three goals so it was a nearly insurmountable task to make a comeback on the road.

Olmes Garcia - 5 Garcia came on with some tunnel vision to score. That's not entirely bad, but he took some shots that would be ill-advised in any game and very unlikely to see the back of the net.