Player Ratings: New England Revolution Reserves vs. Columbus Crew

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 5-1 loss to Columbus.

Tim Murray4.5
Hard night for Murray as he was let down by his defense and had to organize out of position players and a trialist in front of him. Can’t really be blamed for any of the goals and made a couple of good stops.

Trialists Nicolas Dieuze (left) and Junior Ntame (right) got a chance to play for the reserves on Sunday morning. (Photo by Art Donahue/

Ryan Kinne6
Comfortable on the ball. Looked dangerous going forward and sent a dangerous shot just high of the net from distance. Passing was sharp and intelligent all morning. Struggled a bit to prevent crosses defensively.

Junior Ntame (Trialist) – 6
Very composed on the ball. Smart passing out of the back and good positioning and strength. Performance was only blemished by foul he committed leading to the tying goal.

Otto Loewy2
Night to forget for the rookie. At fault on three of the goals and lucky not to have conceded another penalty.

Zak Boggs 5
Beaten to a header in the first half and defense was tough at times, but looked dangerous going forward and delivered some good crosses from the left.

Sainey Nyassi 4
Looked a little rusty in his one half of action. Didn’t make much of an impact.

Nicolas Dieuze (Trialist) – 4
Looked rusty. Passing was off and looked slow as the game went on, possibly due to a knock picked up in a rough early foul he suffered.

Andrew Sousa5.5
Great goal and was active in the attack, but didn’t combine well with Dieuze and the Crew had luck going down the middle.

Kenny Mansally4.5
Good free kicks and a dangerous chip shot attempt, but didn’t help defensively in the second half.

Kheli Dube 5
Active in the first half, often playing the role of set-up man. Should’ve done better on Mansally’s free kick and faded in the second half.

Alan Koger4.5
Didn’t see many looks at goal and often drifted back into the midfield in the second half looking to get the ball. Struggled to make an impact.

(sub) Andrew Olsen (Guest Player) – 4
Showed some promise, but indecision proved costly in the attack. Had some struggles defensively. Nice to see the bicycle kick attempt.

(sub) Peguy Ngatcha (Youth Academy) – N/A
The youngster came on while the Revs were being overrun in the second half and had trouble making an impact.

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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 or followed on twitter @SeanLDonahue