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Player Ratings: RSL 2-1 Houston

RSL put on a show at home.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Real Salt Lake Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 6 Rimando had a handful of saves, two of which were top shelf. He also had a giveaway that led to the Houston goal.

Danilo Acosta - 6.5 Acosta had another great showing and was good on both sides of the ball, but really provided some stability in the back.

Marcelo Silva - 6.5 Silva played calm and collected, but knew when to turn up the intensity level to prevent Houston from scoring.

Justen Glad - 5.5 Glad had some strong stretches, but got caught between two forwards on the Dynamo goal.

Brooks Lennon - 6 Lennon was in good positions on defense and earned an assist on the first RSL goal pushing the ball forward.

Damir Kreilach - 6.5 Kreilach worked some magic possessing the ball in the midfield and connecting passes. But his brightest moment was on his chested down assist to Beckerman to win the game. That was a piece of skill.

Sunny - 7 Sunny put in as much work as anyone on the night and was all over the field, especially in defense. He is looking like the Sunny we had when he first came to RSL which is a huge asset to have back.

Nick Besler - 5.5 Besler played his role in the midfield and had some surprising runs going forward that we hadn’t seen before.

Jefferson Savarino - 6 Savarino was slicing and dicing on offense and put in work on the other side as well. He is finding his form again, slowly but surely.

Luis Silva - 6.5 Silva put RSL on the board with a perfectly placed header after not having seen many minutes for a few games. He came on and got right back to it.

Bofo Saucedo - 7.5 Bofo was having his way all night long. He got two assists and was creating chance after chance. He is going to be hard to keep off the field with performances like this.


Kyle Beckerman - 7 Beckerman was clearly ready to come on and get to work and his hard work was rewarded with the game-winning goal. It was dramatic and went through the legs of Willis on its way in.

Corey Baird - 6 Baird put in some good work but lost the ball once or twice pushing forward. Either way, he helped RSL earn the three points.

Joao Plata - 6 Plata came off the bench and provided some energy and creativity, drawing in defenders and opening up the field.