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Player Ratings: New York 4-0 RSL

The defense bent and ultimately broke.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at New York Red Bulls Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando- 6.5 It’s tough to give a fair score to a keeper that had six saves in a game where four goals were conceded. If we are being honest, Rimando was one of the better players on the field for RSL and he did what he could.

Aaron Herrera - 4.5 Herrera was playing on the side of the field that did not suit his strong foot, and it showed a few times.

Marcelo Silva - 3 RSL was under the gun for much of the game, and Silva brought a knife to a gun fight. He looked a step slower than all of the New York Red Bulls and was involved in a few of their goals.

Nedum Onuoha - 5.5 Onuoha was one of the only defenders that did not consistently get outplayed on the night.

Brooks Lennon - 2.5 Lennon got burned in at least two of the four NYRB goals. In fairness to him, it’s hard to be in great form playing limited minutes in what he has admitted is not his preferred position.

Nick Besler - 4.5 Besler saw 45 minutes and was unable to help slow down the Red Bulls.

Everton Luiz - 3.5 Luiz’s poor form showed through in New York. He was unable to connect many of his passes and was a half step late on many of his challenges. He also picked up an unnecessary yellow card early on which forced him to pull back some of of his aggression.

Jefferson Savarino - 5.5 Savarino had a couple looks at the goal, but did not get everything on the ball the way he should have. He did have some good possession when the defense double-teamed him though.

Corey Baird - 4 Baird went unnoticed for most of the game and never really found a way to get involved on the offensive side of the ball.

Bofo Saucedo - 5.5 Bofo was one of a very few players that was able to create a half chance or two.

Sam Johnson - 5 Sam had two pretty good chances to score, but did not keep them on target.


Kyle Beckerman - 5.5 Beckerman gave RSL a different look when he came on at the half and tried to will the team to some sort of momentum gain.