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Player Ratings: Minnesota 3-1 RSL

RSL never quite got in rhythm in Minnesota.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Minnesota United FC Ben Ludeman-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rimando - 5 Three saves and three goals against. Not a great game overall, but it could have been worse.

Aaron Herrera - 5 Herrera had some positive individual plays on defense but had trouble helping RSL keep possession.

Nedum Onuoha - 5.5 Nedum was overall a calm presence in the back, but got bested by Quintero on his second goal with a nutmeg.

Justen Glad - 6 Justen was RSL’s best defender in this one. He was where he needed to be and kept things from getting out of hand.

Donny Toia - 3.5 Toia repeatedly got beat on his side and was caught out of position a few times.

Everton Luiz - 6 Everton was a bright spot for RSL with his effort through the entire game. Even though he wasn’t perfect, he was one of the few players that did not look flat towards the end of the game.

Kyle Beckerman - 5 Beckerman’s passing relieved pressure a handful of times, but he looked pretty tired as the second half wore on.

Damir Kreilach - 5 Kreilalch seemed just a half step out of sync with his teammates on the night.

Albert Rusnak - 6.5 Rusnak got RSL’s lone goal away from home. Even though it was a bit lucky, it worked and the placement was in his favor after he got the keeper off balance.

Jefferson Savarino - 5 This was an uncharacteristic game for Savarino. He had a few shots on goal, but was unable to create magic on the ball like we are used to.

Sam Johnson - 5 Minnesota was pretty effective at taking away Johnson’s strengths. Every time he got on the ball, he was immediately hit with high pressure by a couple players.


Joao Plata - 5.5 Plata is now seeing more regular minutes with RSL and makes the most of it. Even though he did not have a lot of time to accomplish much, he did attract attention.

Corey Baird- 5 Baird came on for 18 minutes of play but was unable to have much of an impact as a sub.

Brooks Lennon - 4.5 Lennon was able to get his head on a nice ball but sent it way high. He needs to do better with those chances.