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Player Ratings: LAFC 2-1 RSL

A valiant effort did not lead to any points.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles FC Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 6.5 Rimando was sharp overall. Two goals got past him, but he did have five saves.

Aaron Herrera - 5.5 Herrera re-focused after a debacle last week and looked pretty comfortable playing on the opposite side of the field.

Erik Holt - 6.5 Holt put in a heroic effort until the extremely unlucky deflection off his back foot which led to the Zimmerman goal.

Nedum Onuoha - 5.5 Nedum was a leader in the back playing with three youngsters. His veteran guidance went a long way.

Donny Toia - 5.5 Toia came on and impressed given that he hadn’t seen the field yet in 2019. He got beat a couple times in the first 45 that led to some half chances for LAFC, but overall he had a good night.

Brooks Lennon - 5 Lennon played in his natural position and then either instinctively or strategically found himself in his own half a lot helping out on defense. The downside is that he lost track of the streaking Rossi on LAFC’s first goal.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman dug in and made smart fouls when needed. His passing was on point finding space as well.

Everton Luiz - 7 It’s hard to argue that anyone but Everton Luiz has been the RSL MVP thus far over four games. He is really disruptive int he midfield and really good with the ball at his feet and he showed that again against LAFC.

Tate Schmitt - 5.5 Schmitt did not see much of the ball, but he really chipped in on defense and showed that he can play at this level when called upon.

Bofo Saucedo - 6.5 Bofo was RSL’s most threatening player in LA. He drew the penalty that gave RSL its lone goal and had a goal that was frustratingly called back.

Damir Kreilach - 6 Damir buried the PK and did not shy away from the battle away from home.


Nick Besler - 5 Besler came on to solidify the defense and did just that until RSL went down to 10 men.

Justin Portillo - 2.5 Portillo got his first RSL minutes and was shortly thereafter awarded a red card putting RSL in a tough position late in the game.

Luis Arriaga - N/A