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Revolution 1-1 Red Bulls: Player Ratings and Man of the Match

The Revolution pulled up short in a match they should have won, drawing 1-1 with the Red Bulls on Saturday night. Today's ratings were submitted by Steve.


Bobby Shuttleworth: Average Rating - 5 (Steve 5)

Steve: Didn't have much to do. The only shot he faced was the goal. He might have been able to do more with that, but it's tough to rate him positively or negatively with such a limited body of work. Distribution was good.

Chris Tierney: Average Rating - 5.5 (Steve 5.5)

Steve: Passing was off, but his crossing appeared to be back on-point. Delivery on corners - especially the one that resulted in the goal - has improved dramatically.

Jose Goncalves: Average Rating - 5 (Steve 5)

Steve: Completed 89% of his passes, attempted 66 of them, and was monstrous in defense. Normally he'd get a higher rating, but his culpability on the goal pulls him down. Obvious miscommunication with Cisse, and since we'll never know who was more at fault between the two, they both get blamed.

Stephen McCarthy: Average Rating - 6 (Steve 6)

Steve: Strong, tall, and aggressive out of the back. His passing was pretty on-point, and he made few mistakes defensively.

Andrew Farrell: Average Rating- 5.5 (Steve 5.5)

Steve: Was important on the defensive end of the field, made a lot of interceptions and recoveries. Was better going forward in this game than against Salt Lake, and his passing accuracy good.

Kalifa Cisse: Average Rating - 5 (Steve 5)

Steve: Clean in distribution, but contributed less than usual defensively. The yellow card he received could have been much worse, and that foul was necessitated by his own mistake. Reckless challenges could catch up to him.

Ryan Guy: Average Rating - 5.5 (Steve 5.5)

Steve: He wasn't as tidy in possession as some others, and not as active in defense as usual, but his constant willingness to try things even when the team is in a rut offensively is refreshing.

Lee Nguyen: Average Rating - 5 (Steve 5)

Steve: He was creative and inventive at times, and had a lot of the ball, but there were moments where he disappeared. He can't be doing that if he's going to be expected to direct the offense.

Kelyn Rowe: Average Rating - 4.5 (Steve 4.5)

Steve: Didn't get much of the ball, and got dispossessed five or more times on the dribble. Can't be that irresponsible with the ball, and like with Nguyen, needs to be more involved.

Diego Fagundez: Average Rating - 7 (Steve 7)

Steve: Easily the most dynamic and dangerous player on the field. Led the team in shots, scored the goal, and if not for great reflexes by Luis Robles, would have scored the winner. This might be shaping into his breakout year.

Dimitry Imbongo: Average Rating - 6 (Steve 6)

Steve: Excellent in his first start of the year. Held up the ball well, was strong and bullish when in possession, and ran down every loose pass. Crafted a good chance for himself, too. Impressive overall.

Saer Sene (sub): Average Rating - 4.5 (Steve 4.5)

Steve: Influence on the game was muted. Might be unfair to take anything away from him since he was just a substitute, but his passing wasn't all that great and he didn't get a shot off. Expecting better from him.

Jerry Bengtson (sub): Average Rating - 4 (Steve 4)

Steve: Got about three touches all night, and should have headed in the corner that nearly resulted in a Diego goal with the last kick of the game. He looked up for the game, though, and got jobbed on that handball call, so it wasn't all bad I suppose.

Andy Dorman (sub): Average Rating - 5 (Steve 5)

Steve: Misplaced just one pass (13/14 in total), and stabilized the midfield when he came on. In 13 minutes, that's all that was asked of him.