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Player Ratings: RSL 1-0 NYRB

They fought together and they prevailed.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Real Salt Lake Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 6.5 Rimando had another 90 minutes with some game-saving stops. This time around he had a total of four saves, two of which were really impressive and required some seriously quick reaction.

Demar Phillips - 4 Phillips improved from the first two matches, but still had some glaring mistakes that the Red Bulls got very close to exposing and making RSL pay.

David Horst - 6 Horst was a warrior out there, doing his part to keep the Red Bulls off the board. He was also in the mix a lot on set pieces getting pulled down in the box and earning the PK.

Justen Glad - 6 Glad looked absolutely zoned in and had himself a nice showing. He dealt with pressure well all game long.

Brooks Lennon - 6.5 Lennon surprised with how well he did at outside back. He had some errors, sure, but not much was getting through him and his speed erased any faults he had. His energy was top notch.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman was in the zone and pulled off a spin move that left the crowd wowed. He is figuring out the chemistry between him and Damir a bit more every game.

Damir Kreilach - 6 Kreilach had a beautiful ghost goal that had it not been called offsides was quite the piece of skill. More importantly, he was connecting well and putting in the defensive work. He is quickly becoming a leader on the field.

Albert Rusnak - 6.5 Rusnak took a confident penalty and in his celebration he pointed to the crest, not the name on the back of the jersey. He was able to win the ball and get it out of some incredibly tough spots in the face of a very stingy Red Bull defense.

Jefferson Savarino - 4.5 Savarino has had a very similar first three games. He has some wow moments, but has some heavy touches that let him down or does not find the open person on a breakaway. Hopefully he finds his form soon.

Alfredo Ortuño - 5.5 Ortuño got his first start in an RSL jersey and had a decent showing. Frankly, this was not the type of game plan that allowed him to excel, but when he did have the ball he was selfless and looked to find the open teammate. He is also very good with the ball showing fantastic control and comfort.

Bofo Saucedo - 5 Bofo could not find a rhythm on the night, but absolutely put in the defensive work.


Corey Baird - 6 Baird had an impressive debut, playing with confidence and even attempting to chip the keeper. He is ready for more MLS minutes.

Sunny - N/A

Luke Mulholland - N/A