Chivas USA at RSL player grades
Each game this year Deseret 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) ‘ Had very little to do for 90 minutes.
Chris Wingert (7) ‘ Did his usual thing of bombing up and down the wing for RSL.
Nat Borchers (8) ‘ Very solid and composed performance to keep Razov and Braun quiet.
Jamison Olave (8) ‘ The Columbian matched Braun physically stride for stride, as one might expect, but more impressively, he did it without ever diving in unnecessarily.
Ian Joy (5) ‘ Wasn’t bad at all, but he did give the ball away on a couple of occasions and misjudged a few balls in the air.
Andy Williams (6) ‘ Helped spur RSL’s attack at the start of each half.
Kyle Beckerman (7) ‘ Was solid all over the middle of the park.
Javier Morales (7) ‘ Was his usual playmaking self and took advantage when Paulo Nagamura fell asleep to create Movsisyan’s goal.
Will Johnson (6) ‘ Worked and worked and worked for the RSL cause.
Clint Mathis (6) ‘ Continues to contribute on the field, even if he hasn’t scored yet.
Yura Movsisyan (7) ‘ The king of drama delivered yet again for Salt Lake.
Robbie Russell (7) ‘ Added another dimension for RSL down the right-hand side as soon as he got on the pitch.
Robbie Findley (6) ‘ Didn’t have many chances to run at people but played pretty well nonetheless.
Fabian Espindola (6) ‘ Gets a default grade because he didn’t have a lot of time to make a big impact ‘ one way or the other ‘ in his return from injury.
There you have it, our grades for Saturday’s game against Chivas. But what do you think? Who were we too harsh to? Too kind?