New England Soccer Today

Player Ratings: New England Revolution vs. Kansas City Wizards

After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Brian O’Connell and Sean Donahue contributed ratings for the Revs’ 1-0 victory over Kansas City.

Bobby Shuttleworth – Average Rating: 6.75 (Brian 6.5, Sean 7)
Wasn’t tested much, but communicated well with his defenders. Solid effort. (Brian) … Good positioning and distributed well. Helped organize the defense and earned his first career shutout. (Sean)

Seth Sinovic – Average Rating: 6 (Brian 6, Sean 6)
Another good performance, rendered Kei Kamara obsolete in the second half (Brian) … Very solid performance defensively, though didn’t contribute much on his few ventures forward (Sean)

Emmanuel Osei – Average Rating: 4.25 (Brian 4, Sean 4.5)
Guilty of a few mental errors deep in his own end. (Brian) … Some poor marking on a few occasions, but didn’t get punished for his mistakes like he has been in recent weeks. (Sean)

Darrius Barnes – Average Rating: 6.75 (Brian 6.5, Sean 7)
Featured well in front of Shuttleworth, easily the best in back. (Brian) … Another strong performance at center back. Barnes’ play has been a key to the Revs’ success in the past couple games. (Sean)

Chris Tierney – Average Rating: 5.75 (Brian 5.5, Sean 6)
Beautiful ball on the Joseph goal, but didn’t add much more to the attack. (Brian) … Held his own out of position at right back. Possibly his best performance as a defender. (Sean)

Shalrie Joseph was New England Soccer Today's man of the match for the Revolution against Kansas City. (Photo by CHRIS ADUAMA/

Kenny Mansally – Average Rating: 5.5 (Brian 5, Sean 6)
Had a few flashes in the second frame, but wasn’t especially sharp on the ball. (Brian) … Made some nice runs cutting inside and was very active in the attack (Sean)

Shalrie Joseph – Average Rating: 7.5 (Brian 7.5, Sean 7.5)
A one-man wrecking crew. Smooth finish on his goal. Best player on the pitch. (Brian) … Excellent goal. Looked sharp attacking and controlled the midfield for the Revs. (Sean)

Jason Griffiths – Average Rating: 4.75 (Brian 5, Sean 4.5)
Struggled with possession, slowly improved near the finish. (Brian) … Seemed to have good ideas in the attack, but his execution was off all night. Decision making seemed a bit slow, possibly due to lack of playing time recently. (Sean)

Sainey Nyassi – Average Rating: 5 (Brian 5, Sean 5)
Made a few good runs, but his crosses were painfully lacking, (Brian) … Not one of his best performances. Earned some dangerous free kicks, but his crossing and shooting let him down. (Sean)

Marko Perovic
 – Average Rating: 5.25 (Brian 5, Sean 5.5)
Good on set pieces, but was absent in the attacking third. (Brian) … Combined very well with Joseph on his early shot that hit the post, but otherwise didn’t see enough of the ball to make much of an impact. (Sean)

Ilija Stolica – Average Rating: 4.25 (Brian 4, Sean 4.5): A non-factor for much of the night, largely due to the lack of quality service. (Brian) … Rarely saw the ball to make an impact. (Sean)

(sub) Zack Schilawski – Average Rating: 4.5 (Brian 4, Sean 5): – Like Stolica, lacked the service to add anything to the attack. (Brian) … Worked hard to put pressure on the Wizards defense and help the Revs maintain their lead, but didn’t have the opportunity to make an impact offensively. (Sean)

(sub) Kheli DubeNR
Didn’t have the time to register an impact.

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