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Revolution 2-0 Chicago Fire: Player Ratings and Man of the Match

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On Saturday, the Revolution turned in a strong second-half performance en route to a 2-0 win over Chicago. Who deserves Man of the Match honors? Vote below.

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A Diego Fagundez wonder-volley, followed by a Charlie Davies header, gave the Revolution a two-goal win over the Chicago Fire. Who Deserves Man of the Match honors? Vote below.

Rating Scale: 1.0 Goat 10.0 Golden Boy

Starters

Bobby Shuttleworth - 7.5 (June Average: 6.67)

Nick: Had a beat on the match from start to finish. Made a pair of crucial first-half stops to keep the match level and denied Jason Johnson from point-blank range to preserve the clean sheet. Huge performance from the stalwart keeper.

London Woodberry - 4.5 (June Average: 4.67)

Nick: For the second match in a row, Woodberry struggled to find his footing. Left acres of space for Greg Cochrane to push forward, connected on just 60.9% of his passes (including a few sloppy giveaways) and picked up a silly yellow. He did, however, show great recovery speed when caught up field.

Jose Goncalves - 7.5 (June Average: 6.42)

Nick: JoGo served as a steady defensive presence on Saturday. Showed up everywhere in the defensive third, dominated the aerial game and always seemed to pick the right defensive position. Deserves recognition for his keen shepherding skills, too; Goncalves never loses a battle with his face to goal.

Andrew Farrell - 6.5 (June Average: 6.35)

Nick: Classic match for Farrell. Tidy defending, including an impressive six clearances, helped the Revs earn a clean sheet. Has put together an exceptional 2015 campaign.

Chris Tierney - 5.5 (June Average: 4.92)

Nick: Joined the attack early on, and tested Jon Busch with a deep second-half strike, but didn't have his usual attacking impact. Did a decent job sticking with Harry Ship, however, minimizing the midfielder's effectiveness--particularly in the second frame.

Scott Caldwell - 8 (June Average: 6.17)

Nick: Great recovery match from Scotty. Almost every time the ball arrived at his foot, he took a strong first touch and delivered an intelligent pass to one of his teammates. His 91.3% passing percentage didn't hurt, either. Man of the Match candidate.

Andy Dorman - 6 (June Average: 5.92)

Nick: Patrolled the middle of the field with purpose and turned in a strong defensive shift (four tackles, two interceptions). Unfortunately, amidst a strong performance, Dorman picked up another yellow. So far this season, the Welsh international has picked up a card every 138 minutes; that rate needs to decline if he wants to serve as a long-term solution for Jermaine Jones' absence.

Teal Bunbury - 7 (June Average: 5.5)

Nick: Another hard-fought shift from the Revolution workhorse. Had a pretty clear shout for a penalty in the second half, but didn't allow no-call to disrupt his performance. Instead, he turned around and assisted Charlie Davies' goal. Continues to look very comfortable out wide.

Lee Nguyen - 5.5 (June Average: 4.75)

Nick: New day, same story. Had creative ideas moving forward, particularly in the first half, and connected on nearly 89% of his passes. Unfortunately, he failed to put any of his three shots on frame--including a golden opportunity in the first half--and turned in an overall quiet shift. Needs to find his form to 2014 was more than an aberration.

Diego Fagundez - 8 (June Average: 8)

Nick: Memorable performance from Fagundez. Completed 92% of his passes, created three dangerous opportunities and rocketed a sensational volley past Jon Busch for the unrivaled highlight of the night. Finding his form at the right time.

Charlie Davies - 7.5 (June Average: 6.42)

Nick: Just love seeing Charlie's hard work rewarded with a goal. Turned in a tireless shift and latched on to the end of a laser of a cross from Teal Bunbury to score the match's second goal. Currently playing in peak form.

Subs

Juan Agudelo - 5 (June Average: 5)

Nick: Took a few clever touches and helped the Revolution keep possession with a two-goal lead. Routine appearance off the bench from the U.S. international, who played 45 minutes during a start against Germany on Wednesday,

Kelyn Rowe - 5 (June Average: 5.17)

Nick: In 18 minutes, Rowe created a goal-scoring opportunity and connected on each of his passes. Quiet, if not unspectacular, shift off the bench. Can't help but feel like the former UCLA man has more to offer.

Steve Neumann - N/A (June Average: N/A)

Nick: Came into the holding spot in the 85th minute and helped the Revs earn a clean sheet. Despite serving as a supersub in 2014, Neumann has fallen victim to the Revs' midfield logjam this season.