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Player Ratings: Galaxy 2-1 RSL

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RSL did not show enough desire in the first half.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at LA Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Putna- 5 You could make the argument that Putna could not have done much on the two goals that RSL gave up, but was unable to have that big moment that RSL could have used.

Donny Toia - 5 Toia did not have a great game nor a disappointing game. He was active but not overly effective.

Nedum Onuoha - 5.5 Nedum stood tall but couldn’t help the rest of the defense from conceding.

Marcelo Silva - 3.5 Silva got exposed against Pavon. His speed and skill proved too much for the RSL defender. He also had a couple soft giveaways that were hard to forgive.

Justen Glad - 6 Glad was one of the bright spots on the field for RSL starting at outside back in place of the suspended Aaron Herrera. Glad was everywhere.

Pablo Ruiz - 5.5 Ruiz showed us the skill he has in his left foot, not just in the shot but in his turns and in his passing. More importantly, he showed us that he is an engine.

Everton Luiz - 4 Luiz once again looked a shadow of himself from what we got used to earlier in the season and in 2019.

Albert Rusnak - 4.5 Rusnak had moments in which he was flashy, but ultimately did not provide the driving force that RSL needed in a do or die game.

Justin Meram - 6 Meram got the assist to give RSL a fighting chance, but wasn’t able to break down the Galaxy defense like we have seen him do against other teams.

Corey Baird - 4 Baird ran out of ideas when he was looking at the goal, often trying to do something that wasn’t realistic. His chip was pretty well taken, but at the end of the day Baird was unable to finish his chance.

Damir Kreilach - 5 Damir had an overall underwhelming game on a night when RSL did not look like a cohesive unit.

Substitutes

Maikel Chang - 5.5 Chang gave RSL a few more looks to score which is what he was brought on to do.

Douglas Martinez Jr. - 6 Martinez was able to score his second goal in MLS play when a defender left him completely unmarked. Frankly, it would have been embarrassing had he not scored on that chance.