During a wild match of back-and-forth soccer, the Revolution failed to guard a 1-0 advantage, ultimately dropping two points on the road. Who stood out during the club's 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire? Cast your Man of the Match vote below.
Rating Scale: 1.0 Goat → 10.0 Golden Boy
Brad Knighton - 5.5 (July Average: 6.5)
The second choice keeper looked sharp throughout. Victimized by a first-half PK—and his back line's inability to clear the ball—though with strong positioning, he made a few saves look routine.
Jeremy Hall - 4.5 (July Average: 5)
Pedestrian performance for the versatile right back. The Fire attacked his side of the pitch, particularly in the first half, though Hall put together serviceable defensive effort (with help from Teal Bunbury).
Jose Goncalves - 6 (July Average: 4.5)
The Portuguese defender would serve as a man of the match candidate if not for a tough-break penalty in the first half. Attacked the ball—and the Fire front line—throughout the match, amassing 7 clearances, 7 interceptions and 7 aerial wins.
Andrew Farrell - 6 (July Average: 4.67)
Looked shaky in the opening moments, but recovered well to turn in a hard-fought match. Like Goncalves, Farrell put together a strong statistical night, collecting 6 interceptions and 7 clearances. I wish he would have attacked the ball instead of asking for an offside call on Razvan Cocis' goal, but in the end, I don't know that grittier play would've saved the Revolution.
Chris Tierney - 7 (July Average: 5.83)
Fluid match for the 2015 All-Star. Helped set up Lee Nguyen's goal with a deep through ball to Scott Caldwell and assisted Kelyn Rowe's equalizer with another deep pass. His service is a vital component of the Revolution attack.
Daigo Kobayashi - 6.5 (July Average: 6)
Daigo turned in another solid match against Chicago. He looked sharp over the ball, connected on 93.8% of his passes and helped the Revs keep possession with intelligent play moving forward.
Scott Caldwell - 5.5 (July Average: 5.33)
Relatively quiet shift for the consistent midfielder. Benefited the attack with crisp passing (90%) and set up Nguyen's finish with a patient run and accurate shot on frame. Not his tidiest defensive performance, but held his own in the middle of the park.
Teal Bunbury - 5.5 (July Average: 4.83)
Though Teal struggled to make an attacking impact—he rarely had room to work down the right flank—his defensive presence proved invaluable. The hard-working winger earned 5 tackles and 2 interceptions, working to support Jeremy Hall down the right side of the field.
Lee Nguyen - 7 (July Average: 7)
Lee is starting to look more and more like the 2014 version of himself. Scored on a heady run toward the far post, stung 3 of 3 shots on frame and exploded toward goal every time he found a seam. Brace yourself for a strong second half.
Diego Fagundez - 5.5 (July Average: 6.12)
Like Bunbury, Diego looked especially dangerous on the defensive side of the ball, collecting 3 tackles and an interception. Should remain in the Starting XI moving forward.
Charlie Davies - 4 (July Average: 4.33)
After turning in a quiet first half, Davies came alive in the second frame, constantly pestering the Chicago back line. But even through a strong second-half effort, he failed take a single shot (though he did score on a contentious offside goal). Would like to see more of his second half—and less of his first half—in the coming weeks.
Kelyn Rowe - 6 (July Average: 4.83)
Credit Rowe for following Tierney's deep cross, which had no business making its way through the box. It did, and Rowe pounced, scoring a late equalizer. Should have found Davies for a wide-open game-winner, but turned in a strong shift nonetheless.
Juan Agudelo - 4 (July Average: 3.67)
Agudelo's strong hold-up play set up Tierney's game-winning assist, though he struggled to fully find the match (just 9 touches) in a short, 15-minute cameo. Would like to see him occupy the holding spot late in matches.
Steve Neumann - 3 (July Average: 3)
Entered in the 80th minute as a potential game-changer, but barely touched the ball in a quiet performance.