Goals in the 4th, 9th and 12th minute doomed the Revolution on the road, sending the club into a deep summer slide. Did anybody—Lee Nguyen, Andy Dorman, Diego Fagundez—catch your attention? Cast your vote for Man of the Match below.
Rating Scale: 1.0 Goat → 10.0 Golden Boy
Bobby Shuttleworth - 5
The decline of the Revolution back line has made Bobby's job increasingly difficult, though on Saturday, the stalwart 'keeper made three big-time stops—including a double save on Sal Zizzo's late penalty kick. I imagine Bobby would trade quite a bit for A.J. Soares right now.
London Woodberry - 3.5
In his first several starts, Woodberry continually whipped in dangerous crosses. What happened? Against NYRB, he routinely over-hit his service from the flank, struggling to find Charlie Davies & Co. in front of goal. His defending proved equally sloppy, as the right back picked up a much-deserved yellow for repeated ankle hacking.
Jose Goncalves - 3
Mixed bag for the Revolution captain. Dominated the aerial game (6 aerial wins) but made two critical mistakes: an inadvertent deflection on Anthony Wallace's goal and a second yellow card, which resulted in a penalty kick. Thanks to another suspension, the Revs will once again need to put an out-of-position defender in front of Shuttleworth.
Andrew Farrell - 3
Tough match for the Revolution center back. Lost sight of Bradley Wright-Phillips on New York's first tally and struggled to stick with the crafty forward thereafter. On Saturday, when the Revolution host NYCFC without Goncalves, Farrell will need to hold down the fort with tighter marking and tidier passing.
Chris Tierney - 4.5
Tierney looked confident moving forward—and brought energy and creative ideas (2 key passses) to the attack—though his inability to stick with Lloyd Sam hurt the Revs in a big way. The Englishman made life miserable for the left back, recording a goal, an assist and 4 key passes in an abbreviated shift.
Scott Caldwell - 4.5
Pedestrian performance from the ever-consistent holding midfielder. Connected on 86.5 percent of his passes (a team high among starters) and benefited the attack with intelligent play moving forward. Unfortunately, he struggled to hold his own defensively, looking occasionally out-manned by Sacha Kljestan and his fellow rontrunners.
Andy Dorman - 5.5
Dorman scored the only Revolution goal—a point-blank finish on the end of a deep run—and consistently looked dangerous moving forward. But like Caldwell (and the rest of the Revolution defense, for that matter), he struggled to slow down New York's high-flying attack, often looking overpowered by Kljestan, Sam, Mike Grella and others.
Lee Nguyen - 6.5
Even when his club struggled to create goal-scoring opportunities, Nguyen stepped up and took over the attack. A well-hit cross set up Andy Dorman for a routine tap-in, and clever play over the ball kept the NYRB defense on its toes. He needs to do a better job of putting shots on frame, though on this night, he outshined his teammates anyway.
Juan Agudelo - 3
On Saturday, the USMNT forward looked a step behind his usual self: he failed to challenge aerial balls, rarely tracked back and struggled to make routine tackles. In these matches—when things get out of hand early—I expect Agudelo to claw his way back into the action (instead of disappearing for prolonged stretches). Perhaps a move up top would help the forward find his form.
Teal Bunbury - 3.5
Throughout his abbreviated 56-minute shift, Teal struggled to benefit the attack. His quiet performance led way to an early substitution for Diego Fagundez, who looked more dangerous moving forward. The pacey winger may have played his way out of the Starting XI ahead of Saturday's match against NYCFC.
Charlie Davies - 4.5
Charlie fought hard to find the match, though the Revolution midfield struggled to find him in goal-scoring positions. With a golden opportunity to go 1v1 with Luis Robles, Davies took a predictable touch toward the center of the pitch and lost possession. He's a hard worker—but sometimes hard work isn't enough.
Diego Fagundez - 5
Diego entered the match in the 56th minute and immediately brought life to the attack. He looked dangerous over the ball, connecting on a pair of key passes, tied with Tierney for the team lead. May have played his way into the Starting XI ahead of Saturday's match.
Daigo Kobayashi - 4
Spurred on the attack with crisp, clean passing, but failed to leave a lasting impact. He has yet to enter a match and consistently create the goal-scoring opportunities he created with for the Revs last season—and even with the Whitecaps in 2013.
Kelyn Rowe - 3.5
Desperate for minutes, Rowe entered the match and turned in a relatively routine performance. Looked strong over the ball, but failed to create a goal-scoring opportunity.