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Player ratings: Sporting KC 1-3 RSL

A cohesive team showing leads to high ratings.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 7 Rimando had two key saves that helped RSL get the full three points, one against Benny Feilhaber from about 30 feet and another from left-footed Brad Davis from pretty close range. Neither save was easy and Rimando deserves accolades for both.

Chris Wingert - 6 On the whole, Wingert had a pretty good game, but he did get beat a few times and seemed fatigue as the match went on. Dom Dwyer scored when it seemed like Wingert could have got to him a little quicker than he did.

Aaron Maund - 7.5 Maund was very good and had lightning fast reactions when the pressure was on. It was nice to have him back in the starting XI.

Justen Glad - 7 Glad was very good against some quality attackers. He had one or two minor errors but is showing more and more why he should be the consistent starter.

Tony Beltran - 6.5 Beltran looked much better against Kansas City compared to last week against Houston. He, as much as anyone, re-calibrated and came out sharp.

Kyle Beckerman - 7 Beckerman notched an assist on the dagger goal after taking the ball away from rival Benny Feilhaber. Beckerman played his patented intense style and was very good looking forward.

Sunny Obayan - 6.5 Sunny was looking like himself against KC. He was technical and generally fended off the opposition with some great play on the ball. Not to mention, he dug in on defense and brought balance to the defensive midfield.

Javier Morales - 6.5 It was nice to see Morales look a bit more like himself after a couple of anomaly games. He got the assist on the first RSL goal and created something when the opportunity looked to be lost.

Juan Manuel Martinez - 7.5 Burrito was good in the attack and crated chances out of nothing. Of course, he had a goal that put RSL in a good spot, but he was most impressive on defense. He put in as much work as anyone and was a leader on the field.

Yura Movsisyan - 8 Yura was fun to watch in KC. His volley that deflected off of Brad Davis was a bit of deserved luck after so many of his shots have found the woodwork this year. But his chip over Tim Melia for the killer goal? That was quality.

Joao Plata - 7 Plata grabbed an assist and, in my opinion, should have been credited with another on the last Movsisyan goal.


Demar Phillips - 6 Phillips was brought on to provide some speed against the Sporting attack when they were throwing everything forward and did very well to come on and quickly accommodate himself.

Devon Sandoval - 6.5 Sandoval came on late and did really well in a short amount of time. He helped keep KC off the board in those 12 or so minutes and took a beating in the process.

Luke Mulholland - N/A