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Player Ratings: RSL 1-0 San Jose

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RSL pushed the issue and got the three points.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 6 Rimando did not allow San Jose to get a goal even though they threatened a few times.

Aaron Herrera - 7 Herrera broke up so many plays on his side of the field that it was hard to keep track of. He was also involved in the attack plenty. He had himself a game.

Nedum Onuoha - 6.5 Nedum was brilliant on defense making quick reaction stops and knowing when to press high.

Justen Glad - 5.5 Quiet but efficient, Glad had a nice game after travel and came out on top in some physical battles.

Donny Toia - 5 In the first half, Toia was getting beat on his side allowing the Earthquakes to look at the goal a little too closely. He cleaned it up in the second half.

Everton Luiz - 6 Everton was more involved in RSL’s offensive push than usual and was pretty effective at it.

Kyle Beckerman - 6 Beckerman’s intensity was contagious and propelled RSL to push through some fatigue and choppy play.

Damir Kreilach - 7 Kreilalch was by far the most involved and dangerous player in the attack and justice was served when he got his game-winner. Nearly all of RSL’s chances involved Kreilach.

Joao Plata - 5 Plata had one truly dangerous play when he found Damir open at the top of the box off of a nutmeg, but was having trouble connecting with those around him.

Brooks Lennon - 7 Brooks played in his preferred position and looked really good doing it. He was dangerous all night and provided some speed that helped RSL get San Jose on their heels. He nearly had an assist to Damir in the first half and he was rewarded with an assist to Damir late in the second.

Douglas Martinez - 4.5 Martinez had a pretty quiet game as a striker, some of which was due to RSL not really having many chances in the first half.

Substitutes:

Jefferson Savarino - 6 Savarino came on and had a nice impact providing an outlet from the defensive pressure and nearly scoring a goal.

Sebastian “Bofo” Saucedo - 5.5 Bofo’ gave RSL some momentum after he came on and got the ball forward, but tried to get a little too cute a couple of times.

Kelyn Rowe - N/A