New England Soccer Today

Player Ratings: New England Revolution at Chivas USA

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 Julian Cardillo contributed ratings for the Revs’ 2-0 loss to Chivas USA.

Matt Reis – Average Rating: 5.75 (Brian 6, Julian 5.5)
A slew of good saves limited the damage, but the communication with Osei and Gibbs was missing at times (Brian) … Only so much he could do, but did make some big saves despite looking a little dicey when passing back to defense on clearances (Julian)

Cory Gibbs – Average Rating: 3.75 (Brian 4, Julian 3.5)
Gave far too much room to Lahoud and Espinoza and was still regularly beat for speed (Brian) … Poor game…cleared the ball out for a corner kick when there was no need…needs to communicate more with Reis and co. (Julian)

Emmanuel Osei – Average Rating: 3.25 (Brian 3, Julian 3.5)
Nearly conceded an own goal late in the first frame, did little to thwart the potent Chivas attack (Brian) … Only played one half, but gave the ball away often (Julian)

Darrius Barnes – Average Rating: 4.25 (Brian 4, Julian 4.5)
Not his best performance, looked slow in the first half (Brian) … Did OK in central defense, could have done better on Braun’s goal (Julian)

Kevin Alston – Average Rating: 3.5 (Brian 3, Julian 4)
Left the flank unoccupied, gave far too much real estate for the Goats to roam (Brian) … HDC is meant for speed…he did not overlap wingers. (Julian)

Chris Tierney – Average Rating: 4.25 (Brian 4, Julian 4.5)
Free kicks weren’t bad, but accomplished little on the attack (Brian) Great free kicks, people need to get open (Julian)

Shalrie Joseph – Average Rating: 3.75 (Brian 4, Julian 3.5)
Failed to settle the midfield, could have done better to organize (Brian) … Not the kind of leader Revs needed…he needs to distribute and utilize open space (Julian)

Pat Phelan – Average Rating: 3.75 (Brian 4, Julian 3.5)
Defense was shaky, but pressed forward when others tired (Brian) … Nonexistent…played passes to people who weren’t even there or in red shirts (Julian)

Kheli Dube – Average Rating: 3 (Brian 3, Julian 3)
Nearly non-existent; did nothing to help the offense (Brian) … Had nothing to show for on the wing (Julian)

Zack Schilawski – Average Rating: 3.5 (Brian 3, Julian 4)
Without service, he never became a factor. Completely marked out of the game. (Brian) … Didn’t create on his own…relied too much on others serving him which tonight was nonexistent (Julian)

Ilija Stolica – Average Rating: 4.75 (Brian 5, Julian 4.5)
One of the few field players whose effort remained for the entire 90 (Brian) … Had not been used to having Schilawski next to him…shot probably best chance of first half (Julian)

(Sub) Khano Smith – Average Rating: 3.5 (Brian 3, Julian 4)
Effort was missing, did nothing to spark anything in the attacking third (Brian) … Had one glimpse of genius when he decided to shoot across face of goal but was it a shot or a cross? He needs to find a player or hit the target…sympathy for injury (Julian)

(Sub) Sainey Nyassi – Average Rating: 4.75 (Brian 5, Julian 4.5)
Only sparkplug in the second half. Good ideas, but the supporting cast was absent (Brian) … Did exactly what he is meant to do: run at wings…unfortunately too little too late (Julian)

(Sub) Kenny Mansally – Average Rating: 3.75 (Brian 4, Julian 3.5)
Like Schilawski, marked out completely. Never linked up with Nyassi. (Brian) … Came on too late and stood in front of Joseph on a free header (Julian)


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