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Player Ratings: RSL 3-1 SKC

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The RSL attack was fun and in control.

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

David Ochoa - 5.5 Ochoa was not called upon much in this game, but he was on his toes ready for the call. Even though one goal got past him, it was more of a defensive breakdown.

Donny Toia - 5.5 Toia pushed through what seemed to be a groin issue and had a pretty solid game except for an errant touch or two.

Justen Glad - 6 Glad got fooled by the dummy ball and the streaking Pulido who ended up scoring, but contributed a lot to keep Kansas City from being very dangerous.

Marcelo Silva - 6.5 Silva played forcefully in this one and was positionally sound for the vast majority of the game.

Aaron Herrera - 5 Herrera was forced off early due to an injury. It made sense since he seemed to be playing with some hesitancy until his substitution.

Pablo Ruiz - 6.5 Pablo might be Argentine, but his left food is so cultured it’s world-class. He did some really impressive stuff in this game and put the ball into some nearly impossible spots for his forwards.

Damir Kreilach - 9 Two assists and a goal is a great game any way you measure it. Kreilach showed us some skill on the ball that we had not seen to this point and gift-wrapped the ball on Rubin’s first goal. His leadership on this team seems to grow with every game.

Nick Besler - 6 Besler started the game when it was announced that Everton was out due to injury and had a big impact. His passing was extremely clean, completing 9 out of 10 of them.

Albert Rusnak - 5 Outside of a decent shot, Rusnak was not overly involved in this match. The captain needs to find a way to be more influential and drive the game.

Anderson Julio - 6.5 Julio was by far RSL’s most dangerous player for the first 35 minutes of the game earning corners and taking on defenders.

Rubio Rubin - 9 Rubin created an unbelievable amount of scoring chances for RSL through his intelligent positioning and finding the right spaces for himself and others. His first goal was a fun nutmeg, but his second goal was especially impressive in that he created a chance with two defenders closing in on him. Rubin is a huge part of RSL’s offensive success thus far.

Substitutes

Andrew Brody - 7 Brody changed the feel of the game when he came on in the first half. He weaved through defenders and found Kreilach on the goal that breathed life into the stadium. If this game is any indication, he’s going to have a big impact not just on this game, but on the season.

Justin Meram - 5 Meram got a little over a half hour to play but did not make the highlight reel.

Douglas Martinez - N/A

Maikel Chang - N/A