The Revolution dominated the Union in almost every major statistical category—corner kicks (14-0), possession (65-35), shots (20-5)—but just couldn't seem to find an edge in the goals category, thanks to a standout performance by Union 'keeper Andre Blake. Following the Revs' draw with Philadelphia, who deserves your Man of the Match vote? Tell us below.
Rating Scale: 1.0 Goat → 10.0 Golden Boy
Bobby Shuttleworth - 4.5 (September Average: 5.38)
On Saturday, the Union took just 2 shots on target. One of them found the back of the net, thanks to a suave finish by Venezuelan forward Fernando Aristeguieta. While I wish Bobby did better near post to preserve the home win, it's a tall task to stay fresh after 64 minutes of watching and communicating. Tough break.
Jeremy Hall - 5.5 (September Average: 5.92)
The Union spent just 30% of the match on Hall's side of the pitch, though the defender did a nice job of slowing down midfielder Zach Pfeffer (0 shots) when called upon. Hall collected 3 tackles and a pair of interceptions while leading the club in passing (87.5%). Tidy performance.
Jose Goncalves - 5.5 (September Average: 6.94)
On Aristeguieta's equalizer, JoGo gave the forward too much room in the box, space he used to convert a 65th-minute equalizer. Otherwise, Goncavles looked strong in the air and continually cleaned out the box with booming clearances.
Andrew Farrell - 7 (September Average: 7.88)
Farrell (again) turned in one heck of a match. In the first half, he ran down a deep through ball to quell an early threat; minutes later, he threw his body in front of a shot from inside the box. Add in 4 clearances and a pair of key passes, and the defender more than did his job in the back. Farrell should compete for team MVP.
Chris Tierney - 7 (September Average: 7.12)
The veteran left back turned in a vintage Chris Tierney performance. Looked dangerous moving up the left flank, forced Blake into a big-time save and curled in a handful of dangerous set pieces. Somehow, he came out of this one without a goal and without an assist. He did, however, create 5 goal-scoring opportunities.
Jermaine Jones - 6.5 (September Average: 6.25)
Jones turned in a quietly-stellar match on Saturday. He placed a number of outrageous long balls on the feet of his attacking mates, stung a pair of shots on goal (including an audacious shot from distance) and dominated the aerial game, winning 6 challenges.
Scott Caldwell - 6 (September Average: 6.88)
Routine performance for the consistent midfielder. Held his own in the middle of the park, collecting 3 interceptions while creating a pair of goal-scoring opportunities.
Kelyn Rowe - 6 (September Average: 6.81)
Rowe looked active in the attacking third, hitting 4 shots (2 on frame) before making way for Teal Bunbury in the 81st minute. If not for a sensational goalkeeping performance from Blake, Rowe likely would have found the scoring sheet.
Lee Nguyen - 7.5 (September Average: 8.06)
Nguyen, by far the most active player in the attack, connected on 3 key passes while stinging a pair of shots on frame. In the first half, he drew a penalty and converted a virtually unstoppable shot from the spot. Like Rowe, Nguyen continually ran into superb goalkeeping.
Diego Fagundez - 6 (September Average: 7.5)
After scoring in 4 consecutive starts, Diego returned to reality. Of course, reality still yielded a solid performance—including a curling shot from inside the box that forced Blake into a strong save.
Charlie Davies - 4 (September Average: 4.88)
Sometimes, Charlie sits a bit high and runs away from the match. But on Saturday, the Revolution just couldn't find his feet. Made good runs, found open spots, but barely made an impact on the match (10 touches, 0 shots).
Juan Agudelo - 7 (September Average: 6.75)
In a shorter shift than teammate Charlie Davies, Agudelo hit 3 shots (one off the woodwork, a product of a ridiculous bicycle kick) and set up a dangerous goal-scoring opportunity. Deserves to start up top when the Revs visit Chicago on Saturday.
Teal Bunbury - 5.5 (September Average: 5.31)
Ran about with purpose during an abbreviated, 9-minute shift, but never had time to truly settle into the match.
Andre Blake - 9.5
The Jamaican 'keeper turned in a performance for the ages on Saturday, creating a highlight reel of game-changing stops. Even the Revs praised his 10-save outing, which almost single-handedly stole 2 points from the home club. Memorable day for the UConn grad.