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Player ratings: RSL 3-3 L.A.

MLS: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 5.5 It’s hard to say this was a great game from Rimando, but he did keep Magee from scoring late to give RSL a long shot to come back.

Tony Beltran - 6 It’s not very often you see Tony get beat by speed, but it happened a couple times against Boateng. That said, Beltran was a huge part of the never-give-up attitude and set up Plata on his second goal.

Jamison Olave - 2.5 It was a pretty poor outing for Olave. He was directly involved in two of the L.A. goals because he wasn’t fully focused. He let their attack get goal side twice and when you do that, a team like L.A. will capitalize.

Chris Wingert - 5.5 Wingert was taking flack from the fans after the game, but he really wasn’t the problem. He did what he needed to do in the center back position. He nearly had a goal and provided good service out of the back.

Demar Phillips - 6 Phillips was scrappy and fun to watch as he has been for the past few months.

Luke Mulholland - 5.5 I’m not sure anyone played more physical than Mulholland. Well, maybe Beckerman. But Mulholland was relentless.

Javier Morales - 5.5 Javi got so close to giving the forwards the perfect ball a few times that it was frustrating when it didn’t end up connecting.

Kyle Beckerman - 7 Beckerman put in a shift as tough as anyone and pushed the come back. He did this after arriving in the earlier part of the day from national team duty.

Juan Manuel Martinez - 7 Burrito looked once again like he is returning to form a bit. That goal at the end of the match will surely give him a confidence boost.

Joao Plata - 9 Plata had two goals and an assist. Shouldn’t that have a name like “quasi-hat trick” or something? His energy seemed to go up as the game went on and he as much or more than anyone deserves credit for RSL’s come back. That was his best game of the year.

Yura Movsisyan - 6 Movsisyan worked hard for the team and put them in good positions to score even if they didn’t hit the back of the net. He deserves a nod for his assist to Plata.


Jordan Allen - 6 Allen came on towards the end and provided a fresh look going forward. He contributed as best he could given the limited minutes he got.

John Stertzer - N/A