It can be hard to pick a player of the game when four different players score goals. This is particularly true when none of the goal scorers stood out exceptionally outside of when they landed the ball in the back of the net. The primary difference between this game and other games this season for Real Salt Lake is simple. The F word, finishing. Instead of highlighting a single player for this article, I would like to highlight multiple.
Damir Kreilach - had a great run in behind the defense in the 27th minute but unfortunately was unable to get a productive shot off. While he didn’t end up getting a goal he did nab a great assist, create two key passes, make three tackles, and win a game-high of 13 duels being a monster in the midfield.
Jefferson Savarino - hit a screamer in the 29th minute which would open the floodgates. He also made two key passes and drew three separate fouls.
Justen Glad - had a solid game in the defense making two tackles, three interceptions and two clearances. Despite that performance, the beautiful tackle on Roger Espinoza in the 35th minute is enough to put him on this list alone.
Sunny - makes it very evident as each game goes by that we are clearly witnessing the pre-face-breaking version of him this year. He has successfully moved the long-time captain Kyle Beckerman to the bench and continues to prove himself with fantastic performances. In this one he completed 88% of his 40 attempted passes, won seven duels and made five tackles.
Nick Besler - played only three minutes plus stoppage time, yet he was responsible for two ejections in a rivalry game. A job well done for the 24 year old.