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Player Ratings: Orlando 0-0 RSL

A sloppy first half and a much improved second half led to some average player ratings.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Orlando City SC James Gilbert-USA TODAY Sports

Zac MacMath - 6 MacMath made his regular season debut for RSL and did a great job of stopping lateral balls from going through. He played like a composed veteran.

Justen Glad - 5.5 Considering the fact that Glad was not playing in his preferred position, he held the fort down and showed his willingness to sacrifice his body to help prevent a goal.

Nedum Onuoha - 6 Nedum did what Nedum does and was a strong presence at center back.

Donny Toia - 5 There was a time or two when Donny got beat, but he learned from his mistakes quickly and played better defense as the game went on.

Nick Besler - 5 Besler returned from injury and played the full 90 minutes. He dug in on defense, but was unable to alleviate much pressure and hold the ball higher up the field.

Marcelo Silva - 6.5 Silva was dialed in from beginning to end and did as much as anyone to frustrate Orlando’s attack. A performance like that makes it hard to keep him off the field.

Albert Rusnak - 5 Rusnak had some nice moments on the ball but also had some frustrating moments, particularly when he missed the opportunity to find Rossi or Baird toward the end of the game for what would have been a clear look at the goal.

Damir Kreilach - 5.5 Kreilach was a team player in this game, playing selflessly as the captain and putting in mostly defensive work.

Justin Portillo - 5 Portillo, like most everyone else, was called upon a lot to contribute on the defensive side of the ball. He did just that but had an otherwise quiet game.

Aaron Herrera - 6.5 Herrera played as a winger in the first half and as a right back in the second. The first half was not a clean one for RSL and there was little to no offensive action outside of a shot from Herrera. He looked much more comfortable in the second half and as good as ever, and his weight lifting paid off with some great physical play.

Tate Schmitt - 4 Schmitt got a start and went 70 minutes. While he looked better in the second half, his first half left us wanting. He lost his mark and the ball a few times and relied on some help from his teammates.


Corey Baird - 6 Baird came on and even after some time out with injury in preseason was able to pick right up and go full speed. He gave RSL a desperately needed outlet on offense and made some runs that opened the game up.

Justin Meram - 5.5 Meram did some good things and connected well with the rest of the attackers. With a bit more time, that chemistry should continue to improve.

Giuseppe Rossi - 5.5 He only got a little over 10 minutes, but he looked bright. He made a visionary pass or two and showed us brief glimpses of just how comfortable and confident he is on the ball.