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Player Ratings: RSL 4-1 New England

The unexpected lineup did their job.

MLS: New England Revolution at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 7.5 Five saves, one of which was a penalty which would have changed the momentum of the game.

Aaron Herrera - 7 Herrera was incredibly solid on his side. The Revolution got to the end line, but couldn’t provide service from there, much due to Herrera.

Nick Besler - 7 Besler got his goal early in the game and played a hard-nosed game after that. He rode his confidence to the final whistle in midfield.

Marcelo Silva - 6 Silva made his return after an absence of a few games. He brought some physical play in the back.

Brooks Lennon - 6.5 This was a nice game for Lennon. He, much like the rest of the back line, did not back down.

Chinedum Onuoha - 6.5 As Baird put it, Nedum looked like he had been playing with RSL for years. You could see his comfort and his experience right away.

Luke Mulholland - 6 Luke made his return to the field for the first time in 2018 and played really well defensively except for his marking on the lone Revolution goal. His passing was a bit off the mark a few times, but he was good considering he missed over 30 games.

Damir Kreilach - 7.5 Damir was a leader on the field and put his mark on three of RSL’s goals, one of which was his own. Very good play from the Croatian.

Corey Baird - 8 Corey was involved in three of RSL’s four goals and was credited with a goal and an assist. He repeatedly made a fool of whoever was defending him.

Bofo Saucedo - 7 The homegrown helped RSL get a couple of insurance goals. He took full advantage of his minutes on the field.

Luis Silva - 6 Silva had a pretty quiet first half, but was a consistent threat in the second.


Pablo Ruiz - 5 The last time we saw Ruiz he was a game changer, but not in a good way. This time, he came on and fit in seamlessly. Nicely done.