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Player Ratings: Portland 4-4 RSL

Baird ran away with the Man of the Match award, Putna struggled.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Putna - 3 This was not an ideal night for Putna who is trying to solidify himself as the starting goalkeeper for RSL. He had a really soft giveaway early that led to a Portland goal and then his positioning was very bad on the fourth Portland goal.

Marcelo Silva - 5.5 Silva played aggressive and looked very hungry in his return to the field.

Nedum Onuoha - 6 Nedum was repeatedly in the mix on set pieces and was an inch away from having a game-tying goal.

Donny Toia - 5.5 Toia played a pretty smart game overall and took space away from Portland in some critical moments of the game.

Aaron Herrera - 6 Herrera provided some nice service into the box a few times and looked very much in control when he was in one-on-one defending situations.

Pablo Ruiz - 5 Ruiz took a few overly ambitious shots, but was pretty good on the defensive side.

Justin Meram - 6.5 Even though Meram does not show up on the stat sheet, he had a really nice game and created a lot of good chances for RSL.

Albert Rusnak - 6.5 Rusnak did as much as anyone to create a record-setting amount of shots for RSL and helped RSL possess the ball with purpose and intent to score. This was the kind of game we know Rusnak is capable of.

Damir Kreilach - 7 Kreilach finds a way, plain and simple. He scored another karate kick goal and helped push the ball to the right player to take the shot.

Corey Baird - 9 What a game from Baird. He was consistently dangerous and sharp on the ball. He got a goal and two assists, none more impressive than his footwork to find Sam Johnson on the game-tying goal to earn RSL a point on the road.

Maikel Chang - 6 Chang had a pretty quiet game compared to what he was able to do in the last game against Colorado, but he was involved in the attack and played with a calm confidence.


Everton Luiz - 6 Luiz “The Enforcer” came on and did Enforcer things, setting a new tone for RSL.

Sam Johnson - 6.5 Johnson came on to provide an added element to the attack and his determination was palpable. Baird did a lot to set him up to score, and Johnson took full advantage of the opportunity and finished under pressure.

Giuseppe Rossi - 6.5 It speaks volumes that Rossi only had about six minutes and he scored off of a really nice piece of skill. His turn on the ball was too quick for Portland’s defense to handle and, with that, Rossi made a strong case for himself to have more minutes on the field.