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Revolution 2-1 United: Player Ratings and Man of the Match, Game Three

The Revolution earned a crucial win against D.C. this past weekend. Here's how we rated the players' performances. Corey, Jake, and Nick submitted this week.

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Matt Reis: Average Rating - 7.67 (Corey 7.5, Nick 9, Jake 6.5)

Corey: That save single-handedly (literally) saved our season...Nick: Despite never facing a shot on goal, Reis never lost touch with the match, recovering to make a game-changing save. The veteran showed up when it mattered most...Jake: Weird game for Reis because didn't have a lot of shots to face, couldn't do anything on the own goal and had a spectacular moment of effort on that goal-bound chip, shot, thing. Still can't decide if he could have played that better, but he made the save so who cares.

Chris Tierney: Average Rating - 6.67 (Corey 7, Nick 7, Jake 6)

Corey: Great balls into the box all night. I forgot DeLeon was even on the field for large stretches...Nick: Consistently created danger in the box, though his far-post run in the second half should have (at least) resulted in a shot on frame...Jake: A great two way shift and a ton of crosses into the box, but most of them to the top of the six. If those start landing a few yards closer to the penalty spot I expect Tierney to start piling on his already high assist total.

Jose Goncalves: Average Rating - 7.17 (Corey 7, Nick 8, Jake 6.5)

Corey: Solid. As always...Nick: Patrolled the middle well while turning in a solid 90 minutes. Sound familiar?...Jake: He's still JoGo, but a little untidy on the ball vs. DC and some very uncharacteristic fouls in recent games.

A.J. Soares: Average Rating - 5.67 (Corey 6, Nick 6, Jake 5)

Corey: He was up for it and looked likely all night. Loses some points for still trying to long balls up field. Very good in the air...Nick: Commanded the aerial game, though seemed too quick to loft balls into the attacking third. May have benefited from tighter possession play...Jake: Still can't hit a pass going forward, but very good in the air and on recoveries.

Andrew Farrell: Average Rating - 5.33 (Corey 6, Nick 5, Jake 5)

Corey: Realized that he was getting burned by Pontius several times in the first 15 minutes and adjusted appropriately. Energetic in 2nd half...Nick: Routine performance for the speedy back, who seemed to improve in the second 45...Jake: At this point, Farrell's on a plateau. He's not doing anything bad, but he's not improving much either.

Scott Caldwell: Average Rating - 5.33 (Corey 6, Nick 5, Jake 5)

Corey: As Heaps said post-game, own goals happen. Caldwell more than made up for it after halftime with a fantastic 2nd half...Nick: Decent outing, though once again a lack of physicality held him back from making a difference...Jake: The own goal will be a learning experience, forgot about it quickly and had a decent game.

Diego Fagundez: Average Rating - 7.17 (Corey 6.5, Nick 8, Jake 7)

Corey: Might have been quiet at times but was constantly making threatening runs into the box and always looking for the second ball...Nick: Daunting runs into box resulted in Saturday's equalizer...Jake: It's a well taken goal despite the (justified) offside claims. Safe on his passes but too often cuts in when everyone expects him to go out wide.

Lee Nguyen: Average Rating - 8 (Corey 8, Nick 8, Jake 8)

Corey: The "general" in the midfield that we desperately need in this final stretch...Nick: Consistently brilliant over the ball and contributed a handful of dangerous shots on frame...Jake: Forget the PK miss, the second one was disgustingly awesome and this was probably his best game of the year. If he's heating up he chose a great time to do so.

Kelyn Rowe: Average Rating - 6.17 (Corey 6, Nick 6.5, Jake 6)

Corey: Cooled off compared to his last few games, but still looked confident and poised...Nick: No wonder-goals on Saturday, though Rowe looked sharp over the ball while turning in a quiet-yet-efficient performance...Jake: Okay, so he didn't bomb one in from 30, but kind of swapped roles as Lee took over and he settled into a support role doing a little bit of everything. Good set pieces as well.

Saer Sene: Average Rating - 7 (Corey 6, Nick 8, Jake 7)

Corey: Thank goodness he decided to show up for this one. Proficient passing was his specialty on the night, and it made all the difference...Nick: Set up Diego's equalizer with a crisp ball into space, and nearly broke Hamid with a brilliant turn in traffic. Would like to see his name more consistently in the Starting XI...Jake: Great pass to Diego on the winner (does need to be earlier) and dangerously roamed the wings until he was subbed out late.

Dimitry Imbongo: Average Rating - 6.83 (Corey 6.5, Nick 7, Jake 6.5)

Corey: Very impressed with his hold-up play and his calmness with the ball at his feet, especially in and around the box. Showing so much maturity compared to last season...Nick: Displayed unfamiliar poise on Saturday, finally fulfilling his role as Heaps' hold-up striker...Jake: An absolute menace and kept his emotions in check while driving DC insane. Really impressed with the hold-up play.

Jerry Bengtson (sub): Average Rating - 4.17 (Corey 5, Nick 2, Jake 5.5)

Corey: Average outing I suppose. Does not look confident in a Revs uniform. Could have made it 3-1...Nick: Made a strong run on the left side and then spoiled a golden opportunity. Continually baffled by his tendency to take unnecessary touches. Should be the end of his run in Revolution blue...Jake: Torn between shooting and wasting time late, but for a short shift it exceeded my expectations.

Chad Barrett (sub): Average Rating - 5.17 (Corey 5.5, Nick 6, Jake 4)

Corey: Gave us the injection of energy we needed to see the game out...Nick: Though hardly the most talented striker on Heaps' bench, Barrett completed his job with class, eating up valuable minutes while maintaining a high work rate...Jake: Not to crush Barrett, who I like, but you can't pick up a yellow in a cameo shift.

Andy Dorman (sub): Average Rating - N/A

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