Nick Rimando - 5.5 The highlights of the game for Rimando were the punch that led to the rebound Montreal goal and the big save in the first half that kept things from getting out of reach for RSL. Some good, some not so good.
Demar Phillips - 7.5 Phillips had a really nice showing. The goal that RSL got was all his doing. His effort to run the length of the field, beat two defenders to keep the ball in play on the end line, and then nutmeg the defender to get the ball to Plata was something you likely won’t see again for a long time if ever. Fantastic determination from Phillips.
Justen Glad - 6 Glad started the game on last minute notice when Olave got tightness in his leg. He didn’t look at all unprepared, even though he was dealing with Montreal’s speed.
Aaron Maund - 6.5 Maund was pretty sharp on the night and made some aggressive steps to win the ball. If he could be a little sharper with his headers, he could have a few goals by now.
Chris Wingert - 6 Wingert ended up defending Piatti a few times in isolation and he did very well to keep Piatti scoreless.
Omar Holness - 4.5 To be clear, Holness did not play poorly. He simply doesn’t have the understanding and comfort level with where his teammates will be and the second nature to know what to do with this club just yet. But he is on a good trajectory.
Javier Morales - 6 Morales made roughly a million passes in the Montreal half and connected on the vast majority of them. The downside to his game was that his shot seems to be off. As noted by Charles Bernard on Twitter, he is only making 5% of his shots this season. The one he missed just before the final whistle that could have awarded RSL the full three points was the epitome of that statistic.
Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman was making some smart, tactical tackles to keep Montreal from making the game out of reach for RSL. He had a great shot at the end of the game that could have blown the top of the stadium, but Montreal’s keeper came up big to save it.
Juan Manuel Martinez - 5 Burrito started out creative and once again putting defenders to shame, but he seemed fatigued and/or like he was having a bit of an off night as time went on. Make no mistake, he is one of the greatest creators in this league right now. Everyone has an off game once in a while.
Joao Plata - 5 Plata earned the PK that led to the goal after Phillips’ incredible play, but his shots up to that point were not great attempts.
Yura Movsisyan - 7.5 Movsisyan refused to give in when things were looking bleak for Real Salt Lake and he tired the Montreal defense to the point that RSL had a lot of looks at the end of the game. He also buried the PK without any problem.
Luke Mulholland - 6 Luke saw that the game was looking flat in the first half and brought in some good connectivity and creativeness to the game.
Jordan Allen - 6 Jordan Allen, as he has done most of the season, provided a nice spark of the bench that is hard for the tired defenders to handle.
Olmes Garcia - 4.5 Garcia came on with about 12 minutes to play and did not make the best choices for when to shoot the ball. He took one shot with four defenders around him. His speed was valuable, but his decision-making was lacking.