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Player Ratings: RSL 1-2 San Jose

Rubin blew our minds, the defense had a few lapses.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

David Ochoa - 5.5 Ochoa came up with a handful of saves but was unable to make a big save in a big moment.

Donny Toia - 4 Toia bears some responsibility for the first Wondolowski goal, partially for keeping him onside but also for allowing the chaos on his side.

Justen Glad - 5 Glad became the de facto leader with some of the veteran players out on the back line. He did not quite live up to the task with RSL’s defense not in unity for a few key moments.

Erik Holt - 2.5 Holt held things together for most of the match but things went downhill fast when he got beat badly by Wondolowski twice within about 4 minutes.

Andrew Brody - 6 Brody showed well again with his second game in a row with significant minutes. He brings a unique ability to get into the attack toward the middle of the field as an outside back. His defense was pretty reliable as well.

Pablo Ruiz - 6 Ruiz once again had his passing ability on full display. He did a lot to win the ball in tight spots against San Jose.

Damir Kreilach - 6.5 Kreilach did a lot to set up the players around him and notched another assist by putting Rubin in a good position off of a corner.

Nick Besler - 6 Besler held the fort down again in Everton’s absence. He had some pretty impressive battles in which he came out on top.

Albert Rusnak - 5.5 The defensive commitment from Rusnak was impressive, but his involvement on offense was not there for most of the game.

Justin Meram - 6 Meram created a good quantity of scoring chances and took a couple of shots that look destined for the back of the net but were just slightly askew.

Rubio Rubin - 8 Rubin was dangerous all night and gave RSL confidence when he was on the field. His bicycle goal was one for the RSL history books. It was beautifully executed with intention, there was nothing fluky about it. Rubin is in some kind of form at the moment.


Maikel Chang - 4 Chang did not bring energy from the bench and definitely was not as active on defense as ne needed to be.

Douglas Martinez - 4.5 Douglas was simply not effective in his position as a striker. He seemed to lack the instincts to make something happen when RSL desperately needed anything.