Now that nearly every match is a "must-win" affair, every victory feels extra good. Add to that the catharsis of beating the arch-rivals, and this one becomes even better. Before we move on to the next match in a short week, lets rate the individual performances in this one.
Nicolas Lodeiro, though he was no slouch in this match, was not as instrumental in the major chances as he has been since his debut. Cristian Roldan, Clint Dempsey, Jordan Morris and others took advantage of the space afforded by the double coverage of Nico, and created their own danger. How did they all do? Let us know below.
Here's the scale:
(Substitutes can be left blank if the player did not play enough to judge)
1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star
10 - MLS MVP-quality performance