Player Ratings: New England Revolution Reserves vs. Toronto FC

After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of the New England Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5 average, 10 perfection). This week Sean Donahue contributed ratings for the Revs Reserves 2-1 victory over Toronto FC.

Bobby Shuttleworth6.5
Nothing he could do on Toronto’s goal. Wasn’t tested too much, but made the saves he needed to. Excellent communication helped keep the makeshift backline organized.

Monsef Zerka played his first 73 minutes in a Revs uniform for the reserves on Friday.(Photo by CHRIS ADUAMA/aduama.com)

Zak Boggs6
Held his own defensively and provided some dangerous crosses when he got forward.

Ryan Cochrane5.5
Wasn’t under too much pressure in his 45 minutes of work, but positioning was good.

Alan Koger 6
The rookie striker performed admirably at center back, with plenty of guidance from Shuttleworth.

Ryan Guy3.5
Didn’t look comfortable at left back and his failed clearance led to Toronto’s equalizer. Looked dangerous on his rare ventures up field. Clearly better in the midfield.

Monsef Zerka 5.5
Put in a couple of dangerous crosses, but pinched inside a bit in the first half, possibly looking to aid the Revs makeshift central midfield and backline, leaving the Revs without width on the right at times. Stayed out wide in the second period and positioning – and defensive effort – looked better.

Andrew Sousa 6
The rookie did well in the midfield, making smart runs forward, winning the ball back after a couple of his giveaways, and aiding the Revs inexperienced defense.

Kheli Dube5.5
Nice combination with Schilawski should’ve led to an assist. A couple of nice plays in his 45 minutes of work, but didn’t make too much of an impact otherwise

Ryan Kinne5.5
Looked very dangerous when making runs to the middle and cutting inside to his stronger right foot. Had a nice combination with Fagundez that nearly led to a good chance. Eye for goal showed he may be better suited as a second striker as he spent most of his time in College.

Diego Fagundez6
Rating could’ve been much higher if he finished off one of his two great chances. Made excellent runs through the midfield providing outlets for his teammates. Exceptional vision for his age and dribbling caused Toronto fits. Struggled when Toronto got physical when Fagundez was on the ball around the box.

Zack Schilawski7.5
Work hard up top all morning. His pressure helped lead to the own goal and he finished his breakaway perfectly. Great job holding up the ball for support and combining with his midfielders to create dangerous chances. Finishing need to be more clinical at times, however.

(sub) Darrius Barnes6
Worked well in the makeshift backline. His long throw-in led to the Revs first goal.

(sub) Benny Feilhaber6.5
His class was evident as he sliced through Toronto’s defense. Picked up a needless yellow card.

(sub) Charlie Romeiro (Likely actually Charles Romero of Williams College) – N/A
Didn’t see much of the ball in his 17 minutes of playing time, but was active making runs when the Revs were on the attack.

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About Sean Donahue

Sean Donahue has been covering the New England Revolution since 2002 for various publications. He has covered four MLS Cups, in addition to covering various international matches, including World Cup Qualifying and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has done freelance work for the AP and ESPN Boston. Sean hosted Revolution Recap, a weekly radio program covering the New England Revolution and U.S. Men's National Team from 2005-2008. He is a member of the North American Soccer Reporters. Sean can be reached at nesoccertoday@gmail.com or followed on twitter @SeanLDonahue