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Revolution 1-0 Philadelphia Union: Player Ratings & Man of the Match

Who deserves Man of the Match honors following the Revs' 1-0 victory over the Union?

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Diego Fagundez tore onto the score sheet with a 51st-minute tally, a goal that held up as a game-winner for the Revolution. Does Fagundez deserve Man of the Match honors? Cast your vote below.

Rating Scale: 1.0 Goat → 10.0 Golden Boy

Starters

Bobby Shuttleworth - 4.5 (August Average: 5.33)

Tough to criticize Bobby for pitching a shutout, but he never looked comfortable behind the back four—especially on set pieces. He did make a few serviceable saves, however, which guided the Revs to a road win.

Jeremy Hall - 5.5
(August Average: 6.01)

Exactly what Heaps needed from the seasoned veteran. Collected 3 tackles and 3 clearances while keeping the pesky Sebastien Le Toux (mostly) in check.

Andrew Farrell - 7
(August Average: 6.75)

The athletic center back turned in a strong match on Saturday night, amassing 5 interceptions, 5 clearances and a pair of blocked shots. Even his passing looked crisp (84.9%).

Jose Goncalves - 5
(August Average: 6.42)

Mixed bag for the Portuguese defender. Looked strong and composed for long stretches, but also made a few questionable decisions that could have burned the Revs in the first frame. In the end, he helped the club earn a shutout.

Chris Tierney - 5.5
(August Average: 6.25)

The all-star left back did a nice job of moving up the flank, though he struggled to whip in quality crosses, particularly in the first half. Tightened up his game in the second half to turn in a serviceable performance.

Scott Caldwell - 7 (August Average: 6.67)

Scotty stood strong defensively, though the attacking side of his game helped the club more than anything else. Delivered on 3 key passes, won 2 aerial duels and connected on a Scotty-esque 89.8% of his passes.

Jermaine Jones - 5.5 (August Average: 5.5)

In an abbreviated shift, the U.S. International turned in a routine performance. Looked strong in the air (3 aerial wins), and played a few thoughtful passes to spur on the attack, but didn't offer much defensively.

Kevyn Rowe - 6
(August Average: 7.08)

Despite turning in a sloppy passing night (66.7%), Rowe looked active in the attack. Strung together 3 key passes and won a game-high 4 aerial duels. After earning the start over Bunbury, Rowe proved his worth.

Lee Nguyen - 5.5 (August Average: 6.5)

Took 5 shots (2 on target), but missed several opportunities to deliver a key pass; a little generosity could have gone a long way for the Revs' creative engine. Even still, he created problems for the Union defense, and clearly asserted himself as a pest (see: Maidana spit).

Diego Fagundez - 6.5
(August Average: 6.92)

Missed a golden opportunity to put the Revs up in the first frame, but responded by scoring a vintage Diego goal, the eventual game-winner.

Charlie Davies - 4.5 (August Average: 6.08)

In the midst of a quiet shift, Davies connected on 2 key passes and stung a shot on frame. Still, with just 28 touches, he struggled to make a lasting impact on the match.

Subs

Daigo Kobayashi - 5 (August Average: 6)

Replaced Jones in the 61st minute and took care of business in the middle of the park. Pedestrian shift for the Japanese midfielder.

Teal Bunbury - 5 (August Average: 5.12)

The Revolution workhorse made several open runs down the right flank, but on each occasion, the ball handler (often Nguyen) opted for a shot instead of a pass. Serves as an absolute luxury for Jay Heaps when he comes off the bench.

Juan Agudelo - 5 (August Average: 6)

Agudelo used 2 of his 3 touches to take shots (1 on target) and otherwise looked dangerous as the lone striker. Would like to see him earn a start up top.