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Player Ratings: Atlanta 2-0 RSL

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It was a valiant effort even even if the result did not come.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Atlanta United FC Adam Hagy -USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 7 Even though Atlanta scored two goals and Rimando flubbed the second one, six saves is nothing to turn your head at. Rimando made some really difficult stops that kept Atlanta honest for the entire 90 minutes.

Aaron Herrera - 5 Herrera had did a few good things but also had some learning moments in what was surely the biggest crowd he has ever played in front of. He lost his mark a couple times and Atlanta makes you pay for that.

Marcelo Silva - 6.5 We saw Marcelo back in the starting lineup and he looked as good as he did before he fell to injury. He was gritty and determined and not a lot got through his side.

Justen Glad - 6 Glad was marking Martinez on occasion and was a big part of helping keep the soon-to-be league MVP off the scoreboard.

Brooks Lennon - 6 Lennon was pretty solid on the defensive side of the ball and was able to push forward once or twice to create some half chances for RSL.

Sunny - 7 Sunny made some really good tackles that most players are not able to pull off. He was involved in a lot of the plays in which RSL took the ball away from Atlanta.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman was up for the task in Georgia and played his heart out like he always does.

Joao Plata - 5.5 Plata was not having much luck getting around Atlanta’s defense. He seemed to get more and more frustrated as time went on.

Albert Rusnak - 5.5 Rusnak had a relatively quiet night, but did generally connect well and had one of RSL’s few true chances to score.

Jefferson Savarino - 6.5 Savarino had a lot of fancy footwork but lost the ball a decent amount in the process. His scoring chance was so close that one inch would have made the difference in the game.

Damir Kreilach - 5.5 Kreilach made some good runs but had a hard time getting much action on the ball.

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Sebastian Saucedo - 5.5 Bofo did not have much time, but he did his part to come on and give RSL a little boost going forward.