Real vs. Kansas City player grades

Real Salt Lake vs. Kansas City Wizards 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 and substitutes:

Chris Seitz (6) – You can’t really blame the keeper for the Wizards’ two goals. The question is with an injury and Rimando coming back, when will we see him again.
Chris Wingert (6) – Was steady at the back, made a few runs up the wings and played probably as well as anyone on the defense.
Nat Borchers (5) – He missed the ball as he slid on the Wizards’ second goal, and probably should have been closer to Wolff in the first place.
Jamison Olave (4) – Lack of concentration was evident often. He kept Wolff onside on the first goal and was out of position on the second, eventually sliding in and taking out Seitz.
Robbie Russell (6) – He served in some dangerous balls from the wings and got involved in the offense pretty well.
Kyle Beckerman (6) – Solid, not spectacular evening for the defensive midfielder.
Will Johnson (6) – Was more involved in the passing game than he has been as of late. Kept possession fairly well.
Javier Morales (5) – The player from last season that deserved MVP consideration was not present against the Wizards. Although, Kansas City did pay close attention to the Argentinean.
Clint Mathis (5) – For the player that has probably been the steadiest on the team all season, Mathis played just a notch below what he had shown.
Robbie Findley (5) – How different could the game had been if he had finished a 1-on-1 chance in the first 10 minutes?
Yura Movsisyan (5) – The scoring drought continues. His first touch was not as sharp, and for a forward, he never really had or created any real scoring chances.

Substitute grades:

Luis Miguel Escalada (6) – Nearly had a highlight-reel type finish off a corner but teh crossbar wasn’t kind.
Fabian Espindola (5) – His normal stellar first touch deserted him as he gave away the ball in the offensive third of the field too many times.
Andy Williams (6) – Had minimal impact in his 14+ minutes on the field.

There you have it, our grades from the Wizards match, but what do you think?

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