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MLS Cup Player Ratings
by Ridge Mahoney, November 21st, 2011 2:01AM

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TAGS:  houston dynamo, los angeles galaxy, mls

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[LOS ANGELES-HOUSTON REPORT CARD] Soccer America's Ridge Mahoney grades the players in Sunday's 1-0 victory by the Los Angeles Galaxy over the Houston Dynamo in MLS Cup 2011 ...

Starters:
GRADE PLAYER (COUNTRY) AGE
5 Josh
Saunders
(USA) 30
5 Sean Franklin (USA) 26
6 A.J. DelaGarza (USA) 24
7 Omar Gonzalez (USA) 23
6 Todd Dunivant (USA) 30
6 Juninho (Brazil) 22
6 David Beckham (England) 36
7 Landon Donovan (USA) 29
4 Mike Magee (USA) 27
7 Robbie Keane (Ireland) 31
3 Adam Cristman (USA) 26
Sub:
5 Chris Birchall (Trin. & Tobago) 27

Houston
Starters:
GRADE PLAYER (COUNTRY) AGE
6 Tally Hall (USA) 26
4 Andre Hainault (Canada) 25
3 Bobby Boswell (USA) 28
5 Geoff Cameron (USA) 26
5 Jermaine Taylor (Jamaica) 26
4 Danny Cruz (USA) 21
5 Luiz Camargo (Brazil) 24
6 Adam Moffat (Scotland) 25
5 Corey Ashe (USA) 25
4 Brian Ching (USA) 33
4 Calen Carr (USA) 29
Subs:
4 Carlo Costly (Honduras) 29
4 Colin Clark (USA) 27
nr Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamaica) 28

(1=low; 5=average; 10=high)



0 comments
  1. Simon Provan
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 9:40 a.m.
    A clean sheet by Saunders, who made a couple of nice saves, and he only gets a 5? I have no idea what rubric you use, Ridge.

  1. Merrill Ring
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 9:55 a.m.
    Gonzalez gets a 7? The evaluation at MLS soccer is much more accurate: they say it was perhaps the best performanc ever by a defender in MLS Cup games. I'm not sure about the history but they gave it an 8.5 - I had a 9. It was simply astonishing. Ridge's ratings are always so cramped. Franklin and DeLaGarza also deserve higher ratings than he gave them.

  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 1:08 p.m.
    Christman really deserved a generous 1 rating; he brought absolutely nothing to the game except his physicality which bordered on clumsy....as for the Dynamo ratings, reasonable, for a team that did play well minus Davis and no DP.

  1. Gil Ramirez
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 1:53 p.m.
    Here is the real deal for the Galaxy (same order as listed): 7,6,7,8.5,6,6,8.5,8,6, 7,2. Beckham was so active despite being injured, had many great passes that Cristman basically squandered. To me he deserved the MVP more that Landon. Landon was his usual tireless and committed self, but not until he scored was he better than Becks. An 8.5 could be shared by both but I give it to DB as his class showed every time he touched the ball.

  1. Carl Grover
    commented on: November 21, 2011 at 6:55 p.m.
    If Beckman leaves the Galaxy then you will see how valuable he was to the team in every game and in my opinion the best player on the field in this game. Mahoney's ratings are always low. Keane needs more credit for the pass to Dovovan. He put himself in place to make that pass or Dovovan would not have had to chance to score.

  1. Clear the Ball
    commented on: November 22, 2011 at 1:10 a.m.
    Juninho scores the same as Beckham?? I barely noticed Juninho was in the game and Beckham worked his butt off.


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