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Player Ratings: RSL 0-2 Sporting KC

Not too much stood out in this performance in any positive way.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Real Salt Lake Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Zac MacMath - 5.5 MacMath did not have his best outing. He made three saves, but also got caught out of position a couple times and seemed unsure of himself.

Justen Glad - 5 Glad did not have the confident showing that we’ve gotten used to over the course of this season. It may have been a pairing problem, but we know what Glad is capable of.

Erik Holt - 4.5 Holt got the start and had moments where he looked like a force and other moments that left you scratching your head. He did recover well when he made a faulty step, however.

Donny Toia - 4 Gerso got the best of Toia on the second goal a little too easily on Sporting KC’s second goal.

Aaron Herrera - 6 Herrera set up Kreilach with a good look at the goal about half way through the first half and had a decent shot of his own. He had a decent showing in an otherwise underwhelming game.

Evereton Luiz - 6 Luiz prevented KC from doing too much of what they intended for much of the game and looked head and shoulders better than his teammates at times.

Justin Meram - 4.5 Meram got the start but was never really able to fully take advantage of the opportunity and control the game.

Damir Kreilach - 5.5 Kreilach put in a tough shift, but probably could have done better to connect with the ball off of Herrera’s pass.

Corey Baird - 6 Corey put in the work and created a few looks for RSL on the morning.

Sam Johnson - 5 Sam did not have a great showing in his first start of the year and did not really threaten, but a lot of that is due to him receiving next to no service as RSL couldn’t work the ball through the middle of the field.

Substitutes

Douglas Martinez - 6 Martinez came on at the half and changed the energy of the game for Real Salt Lake. He made some nice runs and pushed KC on their heels even though he was unable to find the net.

Pablo Ruiz - 5 Ruiz had enough time to make an impact on the game but was ultimately unsuccessful.

Maikel Chang - 5.5 You can see that Chang has the potential to be a difference-maker, but he hasn’t quite figured out how to assert himself yet.

Giuseppe Rossi - 5.5 Rossi got some quality substitution minutes for once and had a couple of instances where you thought he might do something to raise your eyebrows when he got on the ball. Maybe that speaks to expectations? He was ambitious but could not break down KC’s defense.

Jeizon Ramirez - 5.5 Ramirez got enough minutes to show himself and he had a nice skill check or two to move the ball forward. We saw a flash or two of what he is capable of.