Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy are set to offload a number of players on these player ratings, one would imagine. The Galaxy were hung, drawn, quartered and gibbeted by Jason Kreis’s Real Salt Lake, 2-0, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. The result gives RSL a 2-1 victory over LA in the 2013 MLS Western Conference Final.
Here are the final player ratings for the Los Angeles Galaxy against Real Salt Lake on Thursday night.
Jaime Penedo 3
Only a punch, according to the Opta Chalkboard. Not good enough. But he wasn’t the goat of this game.
A.J. DeLaGarza 4
Five recoveries, a defender block and an interception. Also had a 66 percent cross success rate and a 50 percent cross success rate.
Kofi Opare 1
Goat of the Match. Stick to playing on the USL PRO team, you’re just not cut out for the big time just yet.
Todd Dunivant 4
Seven clearances, nine recoveries and a 74 percent pass success rate. Does get penalized for three unsuccessful crosses.
Sean Franklin 3.5
Four recoveries, two clearances, two unsuccessful crosses and a 63 percent pass success rate.
Omar Gonzalez 5
14 clearances and seven recoveries but a 60 percent pass success rate on 40 touches. Man of the match in spite of the losing effort.
Robbie Rogers 1
You heard the Angel City Brigade. Get lost. Now.
Marcelo Sarvas 4
Eight recoveries, five headers and an 88 percent pass success rate on 48 touches.
14 recoveries, theee interceptions, 12 headers and an 83 percent pass success rate on 64 touches. Just didn’t have it in him.
Gyasi Zardes 3
Despite 12 recoveries, Zardes had a 62 percent pass success rate and a 28 percent cross success rate. This can only be a learning experience for the rookie.
Landon Donovan 2
You need a vacation, Landon. I hear Cambodia looks nice this time of year…
Robbie Keane 3
More in the next piece.
Jose Villareal NR
Laurent Courtois NR
Came into the game late. No rating given.