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Player Ratings: RSL 0-2 Sporting KC

It was a microcosm of RSL’s season.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

David Ochoa- 4.5 Many RSL fans were thrilled to see Ochoa get his first MLS minutes. He had some pretty good saves in poor weather conditions, but he also make a poorly timed decision to rush a defender and missed which led to Sporting’s second goal. We know the potential is there, so let’s hope for more from him in 2021.

Donny Toia - 5 Toia ended the season with the type of performance we are used to, filling basic expectations but not having a dominant performance.

Nedum Onuoha - 6 Nedum was a steady force in his send-off match. It was fun to watch him manhandle a few players one more time.

Marcelo Silva - 4 Silva had the last touch on a chaotic shot from Shelton and it slowly moved into the net. Errors have become a bit of a theme for Silva.

Aaron Herrera - 6.5 Herrera provided great service all game long, but nobody was able to get on the end of any of them. Once again, he stood out as one of the best players on the field.

Pablo Ruiz - 5.5 Ruiz wasn’t able to use his feet the way we know he can because there was snow at times inches deep.

Everton Luiz - 5 This was a better showing from Luiz after a long stretch of not playing or having sub-par performances. He’s still not in the form we saw at his best.

Damir Kreilach - 5 Damir did his best to give RSL some sort of edge in the game but was ultimately unsuccessful in gaining and momentum.

Maikel Chang - 5 Chang was uninvolved for very long stretches of the game and couldn’t provide the service RSL needed from him.

Justin Meram - 6 Especially in the first half, Meram was able to get past defenders and put the ball in dangerous spots, but his teammates were unable to finish their chances.

Corey Baird - 4 Baird had arguably RSL’s two best chances to score but could not keep the ball on frame. That has been the story of the season for Real Salt Lake in 2020.


Nick Besler - 5 Besler gave RSL some fresh legs in a slowed-down, snowy game. He did alright with the minutes he played.

Douglas Martinez Jr. - 5.5 Martinez had a couple of shots, neither of which really were destined to go in, but at least he was trying to play the role.

Justen Glad - 5.5 For me, RSL’s back line is more stable when Glad is on the field. He had a solid showing for roughly 30 minutes.