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Revolution Player Ratings: Farrell, Knighton Anchor Defense in Win vs. Relentless Whitecaps

The Revs are officially on a winning streak. Who stood out, and who didn't, during Saturday's 2-1 win over Vancouver?

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Fresh off the Copa America break, the Revolution visited the west coast and came home with a gritty 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Who stood out—and who didn't—for the home side?

Check out our Player Ratings and vote your Man of the Match below.


Brad Knighton - 7

In his first regular-season start, Knighton turned in a memorable performance. He was aggressive on crosses and through balls, commanded his box with poise and survived a second-half onslaught from a dangerous Vancouver attack. With Bobby Shuttleworth coming off a solid—but certainly not flawless—May campaign, the Revs may have a position battle brewing.

Andrew Farrell - 6.5

Farrell, starting at right back for the second consecutive regular-season match, used his speed and athleticism to stall Vancouver's frontrunners. He won several footraces with the fleet-of-foot KeKuta Manneh and used confident clearances to keep the 'Caps out of the net during a chaotic final 20 minutes. Farrell finished with 5 tackles and 5 interceptions—both game highs—and 3 interceptions, a team high.

London Woodberry - 5

Woodberry "had a hand" in most of Saturday's headlines—some good, others not so good. First, he scored a well-placed header off a set piece from Lee Nguyen. Then he made a handful of key defensive plays, including a blocked shot that likely saved a goal. But he also got himself into trouble. His first-half handball led to Nicolas Mezquida's free kick goal. Erik Hurtado regularly got behind him on through balls. And a blatant second-half handball should have resulted in a second yellow. Basically, it was a polarizing performance for the Texas native.

Jose Goncalves - 5

Goncalves turned in a quiet-yet-effective shift beside the more active Woodberry. By limiting mistakes and scraping for loose balls in the box, the Portuguese defender helped stabilize the Revolution defense. It was disappointing to see him give in to Blas Perez's predictable antics—and pick up a yellow card—but Goncalves turned in a solid performance nonetheless.

Chris Tierney - 5.5

Though Tierney didn't find his usual space to hit crosses into the box, he still influenced the match by creating a team-high two goal-scoring chances. He'll look to ramp up his involvement Saturday against D.C. United.

Scott Caldwell - 4.5

Typically a force on both sides of the ball, Caldwell took a small step back on Saturday. The Vancouver attack pushed him around in the middle of the park, limiting his defensive effectiveness while forcing him into a pedestrian passing night (75 percent completion compared to his typical 86 percent). Thankfully, an off day for Scotty is a routine day for most everyone else.

Daigo Kobayashi - 4.5

Kobayashi helped the Revs keep possession with tidy passing (87 percent completion), made a few forays forward and contributed a team-high 3 interceptions. Though his impact was minimal, he limited mistakes and offered a solid—if not unspectacular—spot start for the injured Gershon Koffie.

Kelyn Rowe - 7

Don't look now, but Rowe has strung together a handful of strong performances. On Saturday, he looked active moving forward, highlighted by a sensational one-touch game-winner from the top of the box. He also hit the crossbar on a ranging header, created a goal-scoring chance and put another shot on frame. He'll need to clean up his passing (65 percent on the day) but he has offered the consistency the Revs so desperately need.

Lee Nguyen - 6

Though not his most active showing of the season, Nguyen hit a handful of accurate set pieces, including a flawless free kick that set up London Woodberry's game-opening goal. Like Rowe, he gave away too many passes (65.2 percent completion) but still found a way to pester the Vancouver back line.

Teal Bunbury - 4.5

It feels harsh to knock Bunbury for his performance—he did set up the game-winning goal, after all. But he never seemed to find the match, patrolling the right flank under constant duress from the Vancouver midfield. Still, his assist was a beauty, and helped the Revs earn a full three points.

Kei Kamara - 4

After picking up a knock, Kamara seemed to play himself out of Saturday's match. He took a few off-target shots and made a few daunting runs, but ultimately failed to challenge David Ousted and the Vancouver defense. On a positive note, he did win a game-high 7 aerial duels, once again flashing his dominance in the air.


Diego Fagundez - 3

Not much cooking for Diego in this one. The Uruguayan forward ran around throughout his 28-minute shift, but took just 12 touches

Je-Vaughn Watson - 4.5

In a desperate attempt to keep Knighton's net clean, Jay Heaps turned to the versatile and defensive-minded Watson in the 73rd minute. The move paid off, as Watson used a handful of strong challenges to see the match through.

Juan Agudelo - N/A

Agudelo entered in the 90th minute as a time-wasting sub for Lee Nguyen and never had a chance to impact the match.