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Player ratings: Sporting KC 1-2 RSL

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Jeff Attinella - 6 Attinella didn't have to do too much. He was in the right spots just in case, but the defense in front of him let him get off pretty easy.

Chris Wingert - 5.5 Wingert got beat once or twice which could very well have led to a Sproting KC goal. For the most part, he was playing well until Benny Feilhaber sent a ball to his head which eventually led to his subbing off.

Aaron Maund - 6.5 Maund, once again, showed why he should be in the starting XI every week. A very nice showing for him against a very dangerous Sporting KC attack. He was very much a part of keeping KC off the board for the first 90 plus minutes.

Justen Glad - 7.5 Many fans were clamoring for Glad to get more minutes. Well, he got them and he took full advantage. Glad went head to head with Dominic Dwyer and came out ahead more times than not. Dwyer was frustrated and Glad kept gaining confidence which was punctuated by his first MLS goal giving RSL the comfort they needed to really control the game. Nice game from Glad.

Tony Beltran - 7 Beltran captained the ship and led RSL to victory in one of the toughest places to win on the road. Beltran has develeped into a leader on this club and it's for the types of consistent performances we see from him game in and game out like we saw in KC.

John Stertzer - 5.5 Stertzer dug in and got right in the thick of things more than once as we are used to. He did not shy away from the physicality of the game and did his part to help RSL control the pace of the game.

Sunny Obayan - 6 Sunny was not the dominant force we saw over the course of the first three games, but that is not to say he had a poor showing. He come up where he needed to with Kyle Beckerman being unavailable due to suspension and national team duty. He played smart and got in the opposition's head.

Luke Mulholland - 7 Luke didn't have an outstanding game before his goal, but he was very good. He was having sort of a quiet, clean performance until he dropped the bomb and put the game to bed towards the end with his goal from distance and his cheeky goal celebration.

Jordan Allen - 6 Allen came up with some worthy ideas on a few occasions but did not get involved as much as we would hope. That is difficult to do on the road of course.

Yura Movsisyan - 6.5 Yura had an interesting showing. He played like the kind of striker that RSL has needed for so long: someone who puts pressure on themselves to score. However, when you do that, you need to score. The case in point is when he created a shot on his own and hit the crossbar when he had a wide open Joao Plata to his left. Should he have given the ball to his teammate? Probably. But overall, I'm glad Movsisyan is a little too hungry. We need that and it will pay dividends when we need it most.

Joao Plata - 7 Plata got the ball rolling for RSL on the offensive end time and time again. And he was involved in yet another RSL goal with the assist to Justen Glad on the set piece. We are only four games in so let's not get too excited, but he is on track for an incredible if not MVP caliber season if he keeps this up.


Demar Phillips - 6.5 Phillips came on and looked sharp and focused. We haven't seen that from him for the first few games. He returned from national duty and looked like a new man.

Devon Sandoval - 5.5 Sandoval came on for Movsisyan with the task of holding the ball up which he succeeded at in spurts.