Real Salt Lake at Toronto FC Player Analysis
Each game this year Deseret Morning News staff writers will grade individual performances from Real Salt Lake’s players using the following scale:
1 ‘ Truly once-in-a-lifetime poor performance
2 ‘ Horrifyingly bad
3 ‘ Very poor
4 ‘ Poor
5 ‘ Below average
6 ‘ Average
7 ‘ Above average
8 ‘ Outstanding
9 ‘ Sensational
10 ‘ Truly once-in-a-lifetime outstanding performance
Here are the grades for RSL’s starting 11:
Nick Rimando (6) — Made three saves, and the only goal he let in took a deflection off a teammate’s leg.
Chris Wingert (6) — Perhaps RSL’s man of the match, he was solid throughout and he thwarted two 1v1 situations by just holding his ground.
Nat Borchers (6) — Was solid yet again, harassing Danny Dichio for 90 minutes.
Matias Mantilla (5) — His foul led to the free kick that produced the only goal of the game.
Ian Joy (4) — He gave the ball away in several dangerous areas and was fortunate they didn’t lead to a goal or two.
Dema Kovalenko (6) — Started off slowly, but he picked it up in the second half before being subbed off.
Javier Morales (5) — Was too inconsistent, and didn’t seem to provide enough support for the forwards at times.
Nathan Sturgis (6) — An injury forced Sturgis to leave the game in the 27th minute.
Kyle Beckerman (5) — Like most everyone else his first half effort was stagnant, but he was better in the second half.
Kenny Deuchar (5) — Tall striker didn’t win nearly as many headers as he did in his previous two starts.
Robbie Findley (5) — His first touch was below average in the first half, but once RSL opened up its attack in the second half he seemed more comfortable and dangerous.
Carey Talley (6) — After replacing Sturgis in the first half hour, Talley was very active in his return to the pitch.
Andy Williams (6) — RSL switched to a 3-5-2 when Williams subbed into the game, and he helped his team dominant possession in the final half hour.
Yura Movsisyan (6) — Was only given 11 minutes to make an impact, and he did a decent job in his limited minutes.
There you have it, our grades from the Toronto FC match, but what do you think?