New England 2, Toronto 1: Player Ratings and Man of the Match

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Revs are the talk of the town this week in MLS after they grinded out a shock win against the newly star-studded Toronto FC at BMO Field this past weekend. And their success is due to a whole plethora of outstanding individual performances. But whose was the BEST?

Bobby Shuttleworth - Average Rating 7 (Nick 7.5, Corey 6.5)

Nick: Very strong all-around performance, including an outstanding reaction save late in the second frame. Tough break on the Jackson deflection, but Bobby did seem to get caught flat-footed on the initial strike. Corey: A good showing from Bobby, but he also had his fair share of luck as well. Gilberto's poor finishing was Bobby's best friend.

Kevin Alston - Average Rating 6 (Nick 6, Corey 6)

Nick: Looked sharp moving up the left side, but an early injury led to a short outing. When healthy, K.A. has shined in 2014. Corey: Was doing a fine job until his injury, but I couldn't help but feel like Jackson was more neutralized when Tierney came into the game.

A.J. Soares - Average Rating 7 (Nick 7, Corey 7)

Nick: Another tidy performance. Seemed to push the line just a bit too high, but a strong, physical match held TFC to a lone (unlucky) goal. Corey: Unlucky deflection resulting in TFC's goal. Despite that, he had a quiet, but very effective showing. I can barely remember Defoe's name being mentioned in the second half.

Andrew Farrell - Average Rating 6.5 (Nick 6.5, Corey 6.5)

Nick: Surprisingly shaky performance from the steady defender. Poor distribution and errant marking created a few dangerous chances for Toronto, but Farrell recovered well in the second 45. Corey: Also had a quiet night and it maybe wasn't his best of the season, but it was still a quality outing, as we've come to expect of him.

Darrius Barnes - Average Rating 6.25 (Nick 7, Corey 5.5)

Nick: Barnes has turned into a defending asset in 2014. He tracked back with pace, shut down attackers, and moved up the right flank when needed. Strong performance. Corey: He was a serious weak link in the first half and was doing the attack absolutely zero favors. He got it together in the 2nd half, however.

Andy Dorman - Average Rating 7.25 (Nick 7, Corey 7.5)

Nick: Dorman covered his usual territory on Saturday, but his decision making (and distribution) seemed a step behind. Still, A.D. has developed into a holding force for the Revs, constantly plugging up the middle of the park. Corey: The unsung hero of the Revs' current 4-game unbeaten streak. He was excellent against Toronto.

Diego Fagundez - Average Rating 5.5 (Nick 6, Corey 5)

Nick: New day, same story. A handful of dangerous runs occasionally threatened, but Diego's presence seems entirely too sporadic. Would like to see him make a 90-minute impact. Corey: He just hasn't been anything more than an average midfielder thus far in 2014. This match was no different.

Lee Nguyen - Average Rating 8.5 (Nick 8.5, Corey 8.5)

Nick: Lee has quickly developed into the Revs' premier attacker. On Saturday, he generated creative ideas and tracked back with pace, serving as a pest from start to finish. Brilliant PK sealed the deal once again. Corey: An absolute beast on Saturday. He's now out-classes Graham Zusi and Michael Bradley in back-to-back weeks. This guy is playing top-shelf soccer.

Daigo Kobayashi - Average Rating 6.75 (Nick 6.5, Corey 7)

Nick: At this point, we know what Daigo offers: creative ideas, quick distribution and great vision moving forward. Consistent showing on Saturday. Corey: Does all the little things that keep the gears moving. His chemistry with Nguyen and Dorman has been great and against TFC he had excellent vision to make Henry pay for his stupid mistake.

Teal Bunbury - Average Rating 7.5 (Nick 8, Corey 7)

Nick: The wing suits Teal just fine. Though he failed to bag a goal, he looked dangerous moving up the sideline, creating a series of dangerous opportunities. Corey: Such a hard worker, Teal has a new home out on the wing. He must have learned a thing or two from Kei Kamara back in KC. He loses points, however, for missing the easy goal in true Jerry Bengtson style.

Patrick Mullins - Average Rating 8.5 (Nick 8.5, Corey 8.5)

Nick: The rook' will remember his first tally for quite some time. Has room to grow, but looked strong in hold-up play and made his mark on both goals. High work rate capped a truly brilliant showing. Corey: Was so impressive from the first whistle to the last. He may not have the size, but he's got the skills, smarts, and mentality--not to mention the clinical finishing ability--of a true #9. This starting spot is officially his until further notice.

Chris Tierney (sub) - Average Rating 6.5 (Nick 6.5, Corey 6.5)

Nick: Still looking for that signature service, but defending has improved from a subpar March showing. Filled in for Alston without skipping a beat. Corey: Immediately made Jackson an almost non-factor and was a solid defensive force for his entire outing.

Scott Caldwell (sub) - Average Rating 5.75 (Nick 5.5, Corey 6)

Nick: Featured in more of a hybrid role on Saturday, and looked strong moving forward. Quiet, consistent performance. Corey: Another week being the Revs' version of Man City's James Milner--the closer. Love him in this off-the-bench role he's made for himself.

Steve Neumann (sub) - Average Rating 7.75 (Nick 7.5, Corey 8)

Nick: Neumann plays intelligent, scrappy soccer, and contributed to the attack in an abbreviated showing. Another promising match for the rookie. Corey: I'm dying to see more of him. In the few minutes he's had so far this season, he's made a huge impression. Excellent vision and movement. Impeccable service on the build-up to the game-winning PK.

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