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Real Salt Lake vs Chicago Fire: Player Ratings

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Despite the scoreline, we played well. But the scoreline’s what really matters.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando—6.5 Was left out to dry by the defensive line and by luck on the goals. Made a couple of solid saves that kept the scoreline from being higher.

Tony Beltran—5.5 Attacked and defended well up that right side. He put in the expected solid performance.

Justin Schmidt—7 Surprise! He actually played really well. Don’t stop defending until that whistle blows, though.

David Horst—5 His heel didn’t cost him his life, but it a’killēd our chances at this match (eww, sorry for that one). The man in the middle is in charge. He has the whistle.

Chris Wingert—6 Lots of speculation about his serving best as a bench backup, but his experience and intellect were what we needed out there today.

Kyle Beckerman—6 Our captain was a rock in the midfield and contributed on both attack and defense.

Sunny—3.5 Not a good game for Sunny. Multiple costly mistakes.

Albert Rusnák—7 I said this already, but he looks better every match. He’ll be a game changer one day, but let’s hope for it to be sooner rather than later.

Jordan Allen—5 Came out with spit and fire. Then he got hurt.

Yura Movsisyan—5 Had a good chance or two in attack, but he’s expected to make the most of those chances. It’s time to start scoring. His holdup play looked good in preseason, but we haven’t seen much of it in real matches yet.

Luis Silva—5.5 Looked really good at the beginning of the match, but he trickled away. His is a useful presence on the field, though.

Substitutes

Ricardo Velazco—6 A lot of energy in this substitution. He is hungry for minutes and he shows it every time he’s on the pitch.

Luke Mulholland—6 Changed the game in our midfield. He should be starting.

Chad Barrett—5.5 I love what he brings to the attack when he comes on. Maybe he should come on sooner.