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Player Ratings: Dallas 1 - 2 RSL

RSL didn’t play a pretty game, but they dug out a critical three points.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

David Ochoa - 4 Ochoa had a very bad mistake calling for the ball off of a Dallas pass coming right to the middle of the box and did not get to the ball allowing Dallas to score their goal.

Aaron Herrera - 6.5 Herrera showed strength and skill again against Dallas winning shoulder to shoulder battles and, for that matter, virtually every battle for the ball.

Erik Holt - 6 Hold was reliable and provided pretty decent passing out of the back. Overall, he was was organized in the middle of the box outside of questionable defending on what looked like a Dallas goal before it was called offsides.

Justen Glad - 6 Glad was able to go head to head with players that he is very familiar with like Jesus Ferreira helping strategically keep Dallas at bay.

Everton Luiz - 5.5 Everton was pretty good on the defensive side but gave the ball away softly a few too many times.

Nick Besler - 5.5 On the up side, Besler had a few well-timed recovery tackles. On the down side, his service was off the mark.

Jonathan Menendez- 6 Menendez was one of the few bright spots for RSL throughout the match with his ability to get around defenders and provide some sort of threat going forward.

Maikel Chang - 5 Chang was involved quite a bit in a what was a pretty limited RSL attack. He got off a good shot in the second half, however, his service was a bit heavy for most of the night.

Albert Rusnak - 6.5 Rusnak went for stretches without being able to get the game under his control. He really turned things on in the last 20 minutes of the game culminating in an incredibly tight finish to give RSL the lead and the full three points.

Damir Kreilach - 7 Damir got close to scoring a few times and finally got his 15th of the season off of a great pass from Meram.

Bobby Wood - 6 Wood got his first significant minutes since returning from injury and held up well. He had RSL’s best scoring chance in the first half off setting himself up for a volley.

Substitutes

Anderson Julio - 5.5 Julio was able to stretch the field a bit and wore down the defense.

Justin Meram - 8 As Rusnak said in the postgame interview, Meram changed the game. He came on and got about as close to scoring without actually doing it hitting the crossbar and deflecting off the keeper. He didn’t put his head down and sent a beautiful ball into the box finding Kreilach for the game-tying goal and later Rusnak to get the game-winner.

Andrew Brody - 5 Brody did some good things to help RSL keep the ball in Dallas’ end and knew when to be patient and when to push.

Rubio Rubin - N/A