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Revolution Player Ratings: Defense Fails to Back Kamara's Breakout vs. Impact

Ratings, insight and analysis for all 14 players who appeared in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Montreal Impact.

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After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead over the Impact, the Revs collapsed, conceding three unanswered goals en route to a 3-2 road loss. Kei Kamara scored both goals for the visitors; did anyone else stand out?

Browse our player ratings and vote for your man of the match below.

Rating Scale

1 Player was a complete liability and made no positive contributions

5 Player minimized mistakes during a routine outing

10 → Player turned in a historic performance


Brad Knighton - 4.5

In his third consecutive MLS start, Knighton looked sharp out of the gate, making a pair of big-time stops to keep the match level. Then he fell victim to a pair of defensive miscues. And then he conceded a penalty by taking down Ignacio Piatti. Nobody wants Piatti running free in the box—but in hindsight, Knighton should stayed home.

Andrew Farrell - 6

Farrell made several key defensive plays while keeping Piatti—who failed to create a goal-scoring opportunity—in check for most of the match. In the end, Farrell contributed 6 tackles and 4 interceptions, continuing a near-seamless transition to his familiar right back post.

Jose Goncalves - 4

A pair of mistakes, both of which resulted in Michael Salazar goals, defined JoGo's performance, though the center back otherwise held his own. He led the team in interceptions (6) and used a clever touch to kick-start the combination play that led to Kei Kamara's goal.

London Woodberry - 5.5

Woodberry turned in a quiet-yet-effective shift on Saturday. Though he wasn't always on the same page as Goncalves, he limited defensive mistakes and stood strong in the air. Could he be the answer at center back this season?

Chris Tierney - 6.5

Tierney's magic left foot helped the Revs jump ahead, 2-0, when he curled a flawless free kick onto Kamara's head. The assist highlighted a strong shift, during which he hit 10 crosses and nearly picked up a second assist.

Scott Caldwell - 6

Caldwell may be the most predictable player on Jay Heaps' roster. In typical fashion, he bullied the middle of the field and forced a number of turnovers, all while helping the Revs keep possession with clean passing (88.9% completion). He even out-muscled Piatti on a 1v1 in Montreal's attacking third. Having played an abbreviated shift on Saturday, he should be good to go for Wednesday's match against NYCFC.

Daigo Kobayashi - 4.5

Daigo turned in a clean passing night (96 percent completion) and looked sharp defensively (3 tackles, 2 interceptions). Unfortunately, his defining moment arrived in the 53rd minute, when his soft turnover exposed the Revs defensively—a miscue that ultimately led to Piatti's PK goal, the game-winner.

Kelyn Rowe - 6.5

Rowe continued his strong campaign by setting up Kamara with a well-struck through ball, a pass Kamara finished with a one-time strike. Otherwise, Rowe buzzed about, creating two additional goal-scoring opportunities while finding the space to hit a pair of shots.

Lee Nguyen - 6.5

On the surface, Nguyen's performance was relatively quiet; he didn't pick up an assist or force Montreal 'keeper Evan Bush into a skillful save. But on Saturday, Nguyen did all the little things well. He worked hard in possession. He rarely hit a poor pass. And he created a game-high 4 goal-scoring chances. Kamara deserves Man of the Match honors, but Nguyen slots in just behind.

Teal Bunbury - 5

Bunbury made dangerous runs at goal and looked active moving forward, but continually stalled the attack with sloppy passing—particularly in the second half. He did turn in a solid defensive shift, however, contributing 3 tackles and a pair of interceptions.

Kei Kamara - 9

What else could the Revs ask for from Kamara? He made dangerous runs throughout, pestered the Montreal back line with high pressure and scored a pair of goals: one off the counter and another off a set piece. Add in his outstanding work rate, and this performance goes down as Kamara's best in navy and red.


Je-Vaughn Watson - 5

Off the bench for Kobayashi, Watson offered a strong defensive presence while helping the Revs fight for a late equalizer. Though he isn't a flashy option off the bench, Watson has showed well in a variety of positions—center back, outside back, holding midfielder—this season.

Diego Fagundez - 5

Fagundez entered in the 71st minute and turned in a serviceable shift. He made a few bursts forward, created a goal-scoring chance and looked strong in possession.

Femi Hollinger-Janzen - N/A

In a five-minute shift, Femi made a nuisance of himself, using minimal space to fire a last-gasp shot toward Evan Bush. In the end, though, he didn't have enough time to impact the match.