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Player Ratings: RSL 2-1 NYCFC

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RSL played with heart at home and got a win.

MLS: New York City FC at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 6.5 Nick Rimando had five saves and faced one of the best forwards to ever play the game in David Villa a few times. Rimando came out on top.

Justin Schmidt - 6 Schmidt looked much improved from his last performance and made a lot of quick, smart decisions against New York.

Aaron Maund - 7 Maund redeemed himself from his showing at New England and played a very solid game defensively. He also came up big in the second half to head in a goal while in a bear hug.

Chris Schuler - 6.5 Without a doubt, Schuler brings a defensive presence for RSL and teams have a harder time scoring against us when he’s on the field. Except for the self-inflicted goal off a deflection in the fourth minute, New York had a hard time getting through him.

Chris Wingert - 5.5 Wingert looked much more comfortable in the outside back position. He played with much more confidence and had himself a nice game.

Luke Mulholland - 6.5 Luke put in a full shift and earned his keep on the night. He was digging in all over the field on both sides of the ball.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Having Beckerman back on the field was a welcome scene. His leadership was dearly missed the past few games. Against New York, he led the comeback with his captaincy.

Albert Rusnak - 8 Rusnak is getting more and more comfortable with RSL, and his game against NYCFC was his best yet. His game-tying goal was quality, shifting the defense to his left then shooting right with his left foot through the legs of the closest defender. He also notched an assist off a corner and nearly had a goal early on from distance.

Jefferson Savarino - 7 Savarino played with incredible instincts and is always looking for a way to get the ball in the net. He was very active and got his first assist in a RSL jersey to inject some belief into the team and the crowd.

Joao Plata - 5.5 Plata still doesn’t have his sharpness back. He was hustling and trying to make things happen, but he’s not the finisher we have gotten used to the past few years.

Yura Movsisyan - 4.5 Yura wasn’t very involved in the first half, not directly anyways. He opened things up for others by attracting attention, but needs to be more involved somehow.

Substitutes

Luis Silva - 6 Silva had his best game of the season. He was holding up the ball, creating chances, and connecting well. He is a very different player from Yura and brings a unique look for RSL up front. If his bicycle kick would have gone in, he would have blown minds.

Stephen Sunday - N/A

Omar Holness - N/A