Bobby Shuttleworth: Average Rating - 8.5 (Nick 9, Jake 8)
Nick: Couldn't have asked for more from Bobby. Took the right angle on multiple one-on-ones and kept the Revs alive with a handful of strong saves...Jake: by far the Revs best player in 2015 and it's not even close. The fact he and the Revs only have a 2.5 GAA (5 goals allowed in 2 games) is staggering given the number of saves he's needed to make to bailout the leaky defense in front of him.
Chris Tierney: Average Rating - 6.75 (Nick 7.5, Jake 6)
Nick: Exceptional service should have resulted in a pair of goals. Only Mix Diskerud took more touches than CT8, who, despite a poor passing night, often looked like the best player on the field...Jake: Tremendous service throughout the day, solid defensively even with the Revs backline knocked down to three in the late stages. Like Shuttleworth, probably the only Revs player to put in two solid games early in the season.
Jose Goncalves: Average Rating - 3 (Nick 3, Jake 3)
Nick: Two key mistakes turned a mediocre performance into a disappointing night: a sloppy giveaway in the back and a poor challenge as the Revs' last defender. Red card presents a major challenge ahead of Saturday's home opener...Jake: That red card hurt what was not an awful outing for Jose individually initially as the Revs continue to struggle in all phases.
Andrew Farrell: Average Rating - 3.5 (Nick 3.5, Jake 3.5)
Nick: Terrible passing night (58%) doomed Farrell from the start, though he showed flashes of defensive improvement from his uninspiring 2015 debut...Jake: Awful passing on the day and while he stepped up to read the quick combination play with Grabavoy, he was unable to get all of the ball as Villa skipped by him for the opener.
Kevin Alston: Average Rating - 4.5 (Nick 5, Jake 4)
Nick: Routine night for the Revs' steady right back, though an early injury raised immediate concerns about the Revs' defensive depth. KA just can't seem to stay on the field...Jake: Always gutted when Alston goes down with another injury. Like the first game, just not much more he can do at times with the Revs struggling to get anything going.
Daigo Kobayashi: Average Rating - 5.5 (Nick 6, Jake 5)
Nick: Had promising ideas moving forward, distributed the ball well and served as a strong defensive presence. Without question, Daigo's skillset is best suited for a starting role...Jake: Tidy on the ball, good day passing and a solid defensive shift but also couldn't provide enough going forwards for the starved Revs attack.
Andy Dorman: Average Rating - 4.25 (Nick 4.5, Jake 4)
Nick: Without Jermaine Jones--and without a strong center back pairing--the Revs needed Dorman to step up defensively. Instead, he struggled to keep pace, turning in an unexceptional performance...Jake: Was missing a bit on the defensive end while he converted a lot of passes, even many going forward, just didn't seem as involved in the game as Kobayashi or later Caldwell.
Kelyn Rowe: Average Rating - 5 (Nick 5, Jake 5)
Nick: Had an opportunity to quiet his doubters, but just couldn't beat Josh Saunders with a routine flick. Extra points for a high work rate--and a number of strong challenges in the defensive third...Jake: Was missing a bit on the defensive end while he converted a lot of passes, even many going forward, just didn't seem as involved in the game as Kobayashi or later Caldwell.
Lee Nguyen: Average Rating - 5 (Nick 5, Jake 5)
Nick: Fitness didn't impact Nguyen's creativity over the ball, though the Revs' playmaker quickly faded in the second frame...Jake: Clearly not up to full fitness but the first half when he was sharp was arguably the Revs best half of play all year. Sadly didn't get the ball enough to have a significant impact on the game.
Diego Fagundez: Average Rating - 4 (Nick 4, Jake 4)
Nick: Diego made solid runs into the box, and routinely found the ball in dangerous positions, but failed to create promising chances in front of goal. Poor passing night (69%) hurt his overall performance...Jake: Great on the ball, didn't provide a lot of service into the box and most of his passes were backwards, this was a game that needed creativity and Diego couldn't provide it.
Juan Agudelo: Average Rating - 3.5 (Nick 3, Jake 4)
Nick: Hold-up game regressed in week two as Agudelo struggled to control his first touch. Made the right runs, but failed to finish key opportunities...Jake: Still not there yet but the effort's still there and that's a good thing but he's got to find ways to create in the eighteen, didn't have a pass there all game but did have three shots from near the penalty spot.
Darrius Barnes: Average Rating - 5.75 (Nick 5.5, Jake 6)
Nick: Crisp passing, serviceable marking and a shorthanded back line should land Darrius a starting spot on Saturday. Strong performance off the bench...Jake: Under the circumstances with the Alston injury and then Jose's red card, he's going to have a chance to get a start at center back and with Farrell's struggles an opportunity to play his way into the starting lineup.
Charlie Davies: Average Rating - 4.5 (Nick 4, Jake 5)
Nick: Strung together a handful of key passes but failed to leave his mark on the match. Revs started to chase the game as soon as Davies' debuted...Jake: Seemed to get the ball a little higher than Juan did but the odds of him saving the Revs offense in the second half were slim.
Scott Caldwell: Average Rating - 6 (Nick 6, Jake 6)
Nick: In just 20 minutes, Caldwell asserted himself as difference maker in the defensive third. Sharper passing would have benefited the Revs in the waning moments...Jake: Really like Scotty's aggressiveness this year and it's a shame he didn't start this game cause the Revs needed it. Making an effort to play the ball forward and it's showing, even if his accuracy is down from his first two seasons.