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Player Ratings: Vancouver 2-0 RSL

RSL showed well on the road, but could not get the result.

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Nick Rimando - 5.5 Rimando’s passing was excellent. He did not have a huge workload on the night. He had two saves in total, one of which was fun to watch, but two goals got past him as well.

Pablo Ruiz - 5.5 Ruiz did not have the showing he had against Colorado. You can tell he is still finding himself at outside back. However, he is very confident on the ball and you saw flashes of his ability in Vancouver.

Nick Besler - 3.5 You could make a pretty strong case that both Vancouver goals started with Nick Besler. He came off a fantastic showing against the Rapids and had a humbling final 20 minutes against Vancouver.

Justen Glad - 6.5 Glad 2018 looked more like Glad 2017 in this one. He made some fantastic goal-saving tackles and his passing out of the back was much improved. His recovery speed was impressive.

Brooks Lennon - 5 Lennon had some decent defensive moments but his service on the offensive side was not as sharp as it needed to be.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman was a big part of RSL’s great first half and was pretty cheeky on a couple goal attempts.

Damir Kreilach - 5 Kreilach got forward a littlel bit, but needs to get forwared more often.

Albert Rusnak - 6.5 Rusnak was in the driver’s seat for most of the game and created a good amount of chances for others and for himself.

Jefferson Savarino - 6 Savarino looked more controlled than he has in the early part of the season and put Vancouver on their heels qutie a few times.

Corey Baird - 6 Baird had some good moments front and center, but then disappeared for periods of time. He had what might have been RSL’s best scoring chance on the night.

Joao Plata - 6 Plata had two shots on goal on the night and clearly frustrated Kendall Waston.


Ricky Lopez-Espin - 5.5 RSL’s draft pick got his first MLS minutes and did a decent job of getting involved. Unfortunately, Vancouver got both goals at the same time. Correlation, not causation.

Bofo Saucedo - N/A