FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 4: Dimitry Imbongo #92 of New England Revolution reacts to missing a shot during the first half at Gillette Stadium on August 4, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
After every match this season, the staff here at The Bent Musket will be putting together player ratings. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale, with 5 representing a thoroughly average performance, and 6 a decent/capable showing. The final ratings will be averages of individual ratings from Corey Major, Matty Jollie, and Abram Chamberlain. Brendan Schimmel had to sit this one out.
Matt Reis: Average Rating - 5.5 (Steve 5.5, Corey 5.5, Matty 5.5, Abram 5.5)
Steve: Not a whole lot he could have done, stranded on the goal. Otherwise looked good...Corey: Nothing he could do on the goal. Had a few good saves that helped keep the scoreline at 1-0...Matty: Solid night for Reis, not too much you can do on that goal...Abram: Good performance, in a perfect world he gets a foot to that ball, but one on one with Teal Bunbury is never a good place for a 'keeper to be.
Chris Tierney: Average Rating - 5.125 (Steve 5, Corey 5.5, Matty 5, Abram 5)
Steve: Quiet game, not much wrong or right either way...Corey: Service was pretty good I thought. Kept up on defense pretty well. Would have liked to see him link up with Lee more...Matty: Service was decent on the night...Abram: The one goal was not his fault, put some good service.
Darrius Barnes: Average Rating - 5.5 (Steve 6, Corey 5.5, Matty 5.5, Abram 5)
Steve: Best player on the field for me. Didn't make mistakes, defended well...Corey: Pretty good outing for Barnes. He's been pretty consistent and I liked what I saw from him in this one...Matty: Did well in his spot start, good physical tools, it's the positioning that needs work...Abram: was serviceable I like him in a pinch for either McCarthy or Soares, not sure I'd enjoy him as a full-time starter.
Stephen McCarthy: Average Rating - 4.75 (Steve 4.5, Corey 5, Matty 4.5, Abram 5)
Steve: Goal was not just his mistake, but it marred an otherwise average night...Corey: Not the most spectacular outing, shares responsibility for the goal with Simms...Matty: One huge mistake ruins a reasonably good night...Abram: A lot of responsibility for the goal lies on Macca, but one mistake shouldn't destroy a game.
Florian Lechner: Average Rating - 4.5 (Steve 5, Corey 4.5, Matty 4.5, Abram 4)
Steve: Did nothing wrong, put in a good cross, but only got 45 minutes...Corey: Unimpressive on the whole. Showed that he can cross into the box from the sideline, unlike Alston, but other parts of his game are lacking...Matty: Good, solid player, but he is pretty slow by professional athlete standards...Abram: He has some solid moments, but nothing spectacular. Had difficulty keeping up with SKC's pace.
Lee Nguyen: Average Rating - 4.75 (Steve 5, Corey 5, Matty 4.5, Abram 4.5)
Steve: Got beaten to a pulp while on the ball, and was very quiet...Corey: Quiet night. As Heaps said, he was getting fouled pretty incessantly. Couldn't really find room to move...Matty: Mid-summer slump?...Abram: Seems like an off night for lee.
Clyde Simms: Average Rating - 4.625 (Steve 4.5, Corey 4.5, Matty 5, Abram 4.5)
Steve: Not the game we've come to expect from him...Corey: Was quick to own up to the goal. Knows it was his bad decision that caused it. Not much else to say...Matty: Average at best. Didn't expect much in his first match as "the man" in the CDM role without Shalrie. Too much pressure?...Abram: Maybe I expect too much from Simms, or maybe it's that SKC tries to avoid the midfield completely, but he was pretty ineffective on the night.
Benny Feilhaber: Average Rating - 5.125 (Steve 5.5, Corey 4, Matty 5.5, Abram 5.5)
Steve: If Imbongo doesn't kick a field goal, Benny has an assist. Not phenomenal, but a solid game...Corey: Quiet and invisible. Most of the night I forgot he was out there...Matty: I don't think casual fans are realizing how good he's been defensively...Abram: Had some great defensive moments, a great pass in the box that should have been finished, but SKC's plan of pestering and avoiding the midfield hurt his effectiveness.
Ryan Guy: Average Rating - 5.5 (Steve 5, Corey 6, Matty 5.5, Abram 5.5)
Steve: Lively, hard-working, but ultimately average...Corey: Work horse. I thought he did quite well at RM. Did fine at RB, but that's not where he should be playing. Deserves more starts...Matty: Nice game from Ryan. He's done everything Heaps has asked him to...Abram: The Swiss Army Knife of the Revs. Solid.
Saer Sene: Average Rating - 4.75 (Steve 5, Corey 4, Matty 5, Abram 5)
Steve: He likes to drop too deep I think, but did not play poorly...Corey: Who? Oh the guy with the mohawk? Oh yeah, I remember him...Matty: The missed chances will always stand out, but Saer played well on the whole...Abram: Maybe should have scored off the header, not as bad as people would have you believe.
Dimitry Imbongo: Average Rating - 4.75 (Steve 4, Corey 5, Matty 5, Abram 5)
Steve: His job was to hold up play, which he did pretty well. But when presented with those two glorious opportunities, a striker MUST AT LEAST put them on frame...Corey: Decent outing for his first start. Unfortunately, he missed two golden opportunities. But is that really any different than any of our other forwards?...Matty: Speaking of missed chances...needs to get up to MLS strength/speed levels...Abram: Has to finish that header. Lots of complaints about him "flopping" but on watching the game, he is literally being thrown around.
Fernando Cardenas (sub): Average Rating - 4.875 (Steve 4.5, Corey 6, Matty 4.5, Abram 4.5)
Steve: Looked like an inspired substitution. For about 10 minutes, then petered out...Corey: Provided a great boost but fizzled out too soon...Matty: Energizer Bunny, but again, all speed no substance...Abram: High octane injection of energy, fun to watch, but in the end provided little.
Diego Fagundez (sub): Average Rating - 3.625 (Steve 4, Corey 4, Matty 3.5, Abram 3)
Steve: Did not look good, but was put in a very tough situation...Corey: Oh right, he played didn't he? Hm...Matty: How many times do I have to say you can't play an undersized teenager in a physical match?...Abram: Not the right sub to make. A physically bruising game, and we put in a small framed teenager who's a finesse player?
Kelyn Rowe (sub): Average Rating - 4.125 (Steve 4, Corey 4, Matty 4.5, Abram 4)
Steve: Came on and immediately disappeared...Corey: I got nothing...Matty: Came in too late to really make the impact he wanted to. That's more on Heaps than Kelyn, really...Abram: It's an attacking sub, which is good I guess, but should have come on in place of Fagundez earlier. Didn't do a whole lot.
Who was your Revolution Man of the Match? (explain your choice in the comments!)
Darrius Barnes (8 votes)
Matt Reis (6 votes)
Ryan Guy (4 votes)
Benny Feilhaber (1 vote)
Other (tell us who in the comments!) (1 vote)
20 total votes