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Player Ratings: RSL 4-0 San Jose

RSL was great on both sides of the ball.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 5.5 Nick Rimando wasn’t called upon much only having to make one save. What was impressive was his distribution.

Danilo Acosta - 6 Acosta got his first start in a while and looked hungry. He make some solid tackles and prevented some San Jose attacks. His passing was also pretty sharp.

David Horst - 6 Horst played a lot better in this game than in Montreal. He didn’t hold back in his physicality and played the ball smartly out of the back.

Justen Glad - 6.5 Glad did as much as anyone to earn the shutout at home. He is getting more and more savvy every game.

Tony Beltran - 6.5 Beltran had the tall task of keeping Wondolowski out of the game and he succeeded.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman played a solid game distributing the ball and breaking down San Jose’s defense, especially when they put everyone back.

Luke Mulholland - 6.5 Luke dug in and won the ball in quite a few battles. Were his header just an inch to the right he would have head a goal too.

Albert Rusnak - 9 Rusnak completed almost every one of his passes, had two assists, a goal, and hit the post. He looked sharp and was two steps ahead of San Jose throughout the game.

Jefferson Savarino - 7.5 Savarino was a fantastic creator on the night, repeatedly getting the ball into good spots. He was justly rewarded with a beautiful goal to put RSL in a more comfortable lead.

Luis Silva - 7 Silva got the party started with yet another goal. He put it through Andrew Tarbell’s legs on its way through as well. He played well in his passing and was creative up front.

Joao Plata - 6.5 Plata was truly unlucky not to have a goal. He had one goal reversed, another impressively saved, and another that if it deflected a little differently would have gone in. But, he did have a nice assist on the Rusnak goal.


Brooks Lennon - 5.5 Lennon was very close to notching a goal, but hit the post. He probably should have finished it with the time and angle he had.

Yura Movsisyan - 6.5 Yura came on when RSL was a man up and took full advantage of winning balls and getting into the right spaces. He finished a goal that took a strange deflection and chose not to celebrate this time.

Sebastian Saucedo - N/A