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Player Ratings: Galaxy 1-0 RSL

RSL’s defending was lackluster in L.A.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at LA Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Zac MacMath - 6 MacMath did what he could to keep RSL in the game but a slip-up from the center backs in front of him let him down.

Donny Toia - 4.5 Toia had a pretty average night and then lost his temper with the 4th official earning a yellow. But the worst part was when he tracked the ball instead of the runner losing Alvarez on the goal.

Erik Holt - 4.5 Holt got the start with Glad serving a red card suspension. He held his own at times but also did not hold a tight line in the back allowing L.A. to score. He had a couple of consecutive looks in the 80th minute that he was unable to take advantage of.

Marcelo Silva - 3.5 Silva was a little careless with he ball in the first half leading to some great chances for L.A. while he got caught out of position on the Alvarez goal off of a simple give and go. His marking was simply off.

Aaron Herrera - 6 Herrera got forward a lot to provide service to the forwards and was able to alleviate pressure but completing pinpoint passes across the field. He also had a nice chop back in the second half leading to a nice shot.

Nick Besler - 6 Besler was one of the better defenders for RSL on the night clearing a lot of balls and doing a lot of dirty work.

Everton Luiz - 6 If you pulled up a heat map for Luiz you would see just how much ground he covered. He put in all the work that he was capable of.

Anderson Julio - 4.5 Julio did not really take full advantage of his spot in the starting XI. He was around some of the action around goal, but never fully in control.

Albert Rusnak - 5.5 Rusnak had what was probably RSL’s best scoring chance of the night in the 77th minute but the keeper was barely able to get his right hand on it.

Jonathan Menendez - 6.5 Absolutely one of the bright spots for RSL in his first start for RSL, Menendez was dangerous and active throughout while showing a lot of technical ability.

Bobby Wood - 5.5 Wood showed some skill in the first half chipping the ball and pulling the trigger, unfortunately the ball deflected wide. He was more involved in this game on the road than the previous to be sure.


Justin Meram - 5 Meram saw a lot of the ball as a sub and had some positive outcomes and some negative outcomes.

Damir Kreilach - 6 As a substitute, Damir got his head on a ball twice and put both on frame.

Maikel Chang - 5 Chang tried to provide service but his attempts were mostly deflected.

Ashtone Morgan - N/A

Rubio Rubin - N/A