The summer slide continued for the Revolution on Saturday, when the visiting Whitecaps used a pair of first-half goals to take down the home club. But despite failing to earn a result (again), the Revolution showed signs of promise, nearly shaking off a red card, and a 2-0 deficit, in the waning moments. Who deserves Man of the Match honors? Cast your vote below.
Rating Scale: 1.0 Goat → 10.0 Golden Boy
Bobby Shuttleworth - 4.5 (June Average: 5.27)
Much like the Columbus match, Bobby conceded a pair of goals. Also like the Columbus match, Bobby could have done nothing about either finish. Sloppy play by the Revolution back line has tarnished his past few performances.
Chris Tierney - 6.5 (June Average: 5.27)
For most of the match—especially before the silliness began—Tierney wrought havoc down the left flank. With Diego tucked under Charlie Davies, the left back found space to join the attack and deliver his signature service. The result? An astounding 6 key passes.
Andrew Farrell - 2 (June Average: 5.33)
Say what you want about the penalty, but the right back made unnecessary contact in the box while carrying a yellow card. You have to stay on the field to help your club—especially when your club has no solution for your absence. Forgettable night for the talented defender.
Jose Goncalves - 5.5 (June Average: 5.66)
Despite a few nervy moments in the back, JoGo held down the fort in Farrell's absence. Amassed 7 clearances in a strong effort.
London Woodberry - 3 (June Average: 4.08)
In the opening moments, Woodberry looked dangerous in the attack, hitting a blistering shot on frame. Unfortunately, a mental lapse resulted in Vancouver's first goal—and took the wind out of the Revs' sails.
Scott Caldwell - 6 (June Average: 5.77)
Monster performance out of the middle of the park. After Daigo's exit, Caldwell had space to roam—and he took advantage, covering a tremendous amount of ground in a box-to-box role. Oh, and he saved a shot off the goal line, too. Strong outing.
Daigo Kobayashi - 4.5 (June Average: 4.75)
Daigo's passes looked crisp early on, though his skillset just seems better suited for an advanced role. Hasn't shown the physicality the Revolution need from the holding spot.
Teal Bunbury - 6.5 (June Average: 5.1)
After Bunbury picked up a yellow card, and began to show frustration, I thought Jay Heaps may make a move. Instead, the gaffer opted to stick with his workhorse—and his decision paid off. After narrowly missing a handful of golden opportunities, Bunbury snuck a shot into the back of the net, giving the Revs hope in the waning moments.
Lee Nguyen - 6 (June Average: 5.5)
The 2014 MVP candidate turned in a strong performance against his former club. Nguyen looked composed moving forward—stringing together 4 key passes—and never allowed his frustration to impact the match. Appears primed for a late-summer run.
Diego Fagundez - 4 (June Average: 5)
While tucking under Davies, Diego sought to spur on the attack. But after picking up a frustration yellow in the first half, the crafty forward struggled to find his footing, turning in a relatively ineffective performance.
Charlie Davies - 4 (June Average: 5.67)
Despite making a handful of clever runs, Davies looked more active distributing the ball (2 key passes) than putting it on frame. Failed to record a shot during his complete, 90-minute shift.
Kevin Alston - 3.5 (June Average: 4.17)
Even after struggling through much of the 2015 season, Alston has seemingly earned Heaps' trust, entering as a halftime sub for Woodberry. Unfortunately, he looked out-classed by Vancouver's front runners and struggled to keep pace on the right flank. I think it's time for the halftime subs to end (even if they're a result of unpredictable officiating).
Kelyn Rowe - 5.5 (June Average: 5.08)
Rowe put together one of his better substitute appearances of the season against Vancouver. Stung two shots on frame and collected a key pass in a busy, half-hour outing.
Juan Agudelo - 4 (June Average: 4.13)
In his 14-minute shift, Agudelo found space to collect 4 shots, including a crafty strike in traffic that nearly beat David Ousted. But when Heaps brought Agudelo into the match, he wanted a goal—and the U.S. International failed to convert his opportunities.