Mar 30, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Mike Magee (18) celebrates his goal with Marcelo Sarvas (8) in the first half against the Toronto FC at BMO Field. The FC and Galaxy tied 2-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: Rating the Galaxy Players


Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy played to their second draw of the season, a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field. With the draw, Los Angeles improve to 2-0-2 (eight points) and finish March as the only unbeaten club in Major League Soccer.

An average, inconsistent performance will lead to some average ratings for a lot of these players. Here are the player ratings for the Los Angeles Galaxy against Toronto FC.

Carlo Cudicini 4

Cudicini tried to do to much to clear the ball in the first half and it led to the equalizer by Robert Earnshaw. Only made two saves the entire match.

Omar Gonzalez 4

Despite 11 clearances and five recoveries, Gonzalez gets minus points for a 69 percent pass success rating and a failure to mark Jonathan Osorio in the second half.

A.J. DeLaGarza 6

A 73 percent pass success rate, but only three clearances and seven recoveries. Not one of his better efforts, but good enough to secure a draw and he was the best defender on the day for LA.

Leonardo 2

Worst player on the pitch for Los Angeles. It seems to me that every time he gets a touch, Leonardo is a ticking time bomb waiting to happen and he went off in the first half off a howler of a distribution that led to Toronto’s equalizer by Earnshaw.

Todd Dunivant 5.5

Despite a 56 percent pass success rate and eight unsuccessful crosses, Dunivant made 11 clearances while winning three tackles. The Iron Man dominated the left flank with authority.

Sean Franklin 4

Mar 30, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan (10) carries against Toronto FC midfielder Jeremy Hall (25) at BMO Field. Toronto and LA tied 2-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Not very good with his passing (50 percent), to go with three unsuccessful flick-ons, three unsuccessful crosses and just two recoveries.

Michael Stephens 5

66 percent pass success four key passes, two key passes and three tackles won. This was an average effort from Stephens today, so he will need to up his efforts if the Galaxy are to pull off the upset over Los Rayados.

Juninho 6

Juninho had a 77 percent pass success rate, four successful crosses and five recoveries. However, he gets a penalty for poor shot selection.

Marcelo Sarvas 6

An 80 percent pass success rate, four tackles won and six recoveries. Like Juninho, Sarvas was struggling with his shot selection but made up for it with a good, though uncompelling, effort in the midfield.

Jack McBean 5

McBean finished the game with an 82 percent pass success rate, five layoffs and three recoveries. However, he got manhandled by the Toronto backline and lost a lot of duels in LA’s attacking third.

Mike Magee 6

It’s unfortunate that Mike Magee didn’t earn a brace, but he did earn his fifth goal of the season. Magee ended the afternoon with a 69 percent pass success rate, two key passes, four headers and three recoveries. A more consistent performance offensively from Magee is critical the next two weeks.

Landon Donovan 4

Just getting his legs into shape; Donovan came nowhere close to finding his rhythm on goal today. May pose a red flag ahead of CCL series with Monterrey.

Jose Villareal 7

He didn’t have a lot of touches in his limited minutes for the Galaxy, but his overhead equalizer spared LA some massive blushes.

Colin Clark NR

Came into the game late, no rating given.

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