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Revolution Player Ratings: Shuttleworth, Sambinha Make Costly Mistakes vs. FC Dallas

The Revs stumbled on Saturday, conceding three unanswered goals en route to a 4-2 loss. Check out our player ratings—and vote for your Man of the Match—below.

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By halftime of Saturday's showdown with FC Dallas, Revolution fans had already witnessed two substitutions, a pair of penalty kicks and four goals. But in the second half, the visitors put an end to the craziness, adding two more goals to complete the 4-2 rout.

Who impressed, and who didn't, vs. FC Dallas? Check out our player ratings and vote for your Man of the Match below.


Bobby Shuttleworth - 3.5

In the 3rd minute, Bobby made the right decision by storming off his line to cut down Michael Barrios' run into the box. Unfortunately, he arrived a step too late, clipping Barrios and ultimately putting his team in an early 1-0 hole. The Revolution recovered, but a near-post header from Atiba Harris—deflected by Bobby, who seemed to get a late read on the shot—permanently shifted the momentum to Dallas' side.

Je-Vaughn Watson - 5

Playing in his familiar right back spot, Watson held his own against a pacey Dallas attack. He limited defensive mistakes, unlike his center-back partners. And he looked strong on the dribble, helping his club maintain possession and search for a late equalizer. In the end, Watson finished with four interceptions and three clearances.

Sambinha - 3.5

For 69 minutes, Sambinha turned in a mistake-free performance. And then, in the 70th minute, he whiffed on an aerial through ball that left Fabian Castillo alone with Bobby Shuttleworth. The Colombian forward slotted his shot home and Dallas ultimately ran away with the match. Still, Sambinha showed signs of promise, picking good spots on Dallas' counter attack while making a handful of heady tackles.

Andrew Farrell - 4

Paired with Sambinha for the first time this season, Farrell struggled to find his footing. He allowed Barrios to creep over his shoulder on the first-half PK and often floated out of position in the defensive third. Farrell deserves some slack for playing with another center-back partner—his third of the season—and for playing in an unfamiliar left center back spot. But he has yet to find the elite form he showed at this time last year.

Chris Tierney - 5.5

In his first game back since sustaining an injury on March 23, Tierney used his magic left foot to create a pair of goal-scoring opportunities. Still building toward full fitness, he exited in the 65th minute for Daigo Kobayashi—and the Revs immediately lost a critical component of its attack. Tierney will look to go 90 on Saturday against a struggling Seattle side.

Gerhson Koffie - Not Eligible

In a 27-minute shift cut short by an injury, Koffie looked sharp in the Revolution midfield. Unfortunately, he never had an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the match.

Scott Caldwell - 5

Though not his best performance of the season, Caldwell paired with Kelyn Rowe—and later Daigo Kobayashi—to slow down the Dallas attack. But in the end, Tesho Akindele and Kellyn Acosta stormed through the gates and made life miserable for the Revolution defense. Caldwell finished with a modest one-tackle, one-interception stat line.

Juan Agudelo - 7

In the first half, with his team already down a goal, Agudelo split a pair of defenders and finished a flawless set-piece assist from Lee Nguyen. For the rest of the match, Agudelo proved worthy of his starting spot: he tracked back with purpose, connected on an astonishing 94 percent of his passes and nearly scored a second goal on a close-range header. Unfortunately, he struggled to stay involved as the match carried on, ultimately departing for supersub Femi Hollinger-Janzen in the 74th minute.

Lee Nguyen - 7.5

The lifeblood of the Revolution attack turned in another classic performance: he assisted Agudelo's goal, drew (and finished) a penalty kick and created three goal-scoring opportunities. Nguyen didn't connect with Kei Kamara as frequently and effectively as he did a week ago, but he finally appears to be heating up. His chemistry with Kamara will only grow stronger.

Kelyn Rowe - 6

Rowe has transformed into Ryan Guy, Jr. In the same match, he featured as a wide attacking midfielder, center defensive midfielder and left back. Best of all, he played each role well, collecting a game-high seven tackles en route to another solid performance.

Kei Kamara - 6

In his second start for the Revolution, Kamara again found space to pester the opposing back line, hitting four shots (two on goal). His best goal-scoring opportunity arrived on a wide-open, far-post header, though he failed to turn the opportunity into a goal—or even a shot on frame. Still, his tenacity, goal-scoring history and ability to win balls in the air make him a strong candidate to score more often than not for the Revolution. He just needs to get over the hump and score his first.


Diego Fagundez - 4

Diego entered in the 27th minute to replace Rowe—who moved into a holding midfield role for the injured Koffie—and immediately brought energy to the attack. Unfortunately, his energy didn't last, and he ultimately left the match without making a significant impact.

Daigo Kobayashi - 4.5

Kobayashi, who has appeared in all but two matches this season, entered in the 66th minute and immediately influenced the game. He made a dangerous near-post run and took a promising crack at goal, but just couldn't keep his shot under the crossbar. For the rest of the match, he went largely unnoticed, but did connect on all 12 of his passes.

Femi Hollinger-Janzen - 4.5

A week removed from scoring his first MLS goal, Femi turned in a quiet, 16-minute shift. He showed flashes of energy and strength, but never seemed to the find the match.