For a fourth consecutive week, Real Salt Lake suffered yet another defeat, this time to the New England Revolution, 4-0. The goals started early for the Revolution with a quick strike off a cross for Scott Caldwell in the fourth minute. New England scored three more goals in the first half in the 18th, 34th, and 41st minutes, making the halftime deficit insurmountable. With many Real players out due to injury or participating in international commitments, the away team looked outmatched from the start.
Matt Van Oekel (4) — Van Oakley had four saves, but four goals were ultimately scored on him and Real Salt Lake. It's hard to blame a backup goalkeeper, without a fluent backline to say the least. But the team needs more from him.
Aaron Maund (3.5) — His marking in the 18th minute was miserable against Kamara. He didn't compete on the corner kick, and the Revolution got its second goal of the evening. Again in the 41st minute, it was the same story.
Chris Wingert (4.5) — Wingert's frustrations have been noticeable over the last four matches. However, that is no excuse for his subpar performance. As one of the oldest and most experienced on the team, Wingert must set the standard for a young, inexperienced team.
Demar Phillips (4) — With the team down 4-0 by halftime, Mike Petke had to change something. Phillips was the first to sub out, after dismal play by the backline. Phillips had a hard time communicating and matching up, but he wasn't the only one.
Reagan Dunk (4) — Making his first MLS start, Dunk learned quickly what a professional looks like, and he has some work to do. Dunk lost track of Fagundez as he sent a ball into Caldwell for New England's first goal. Dunk looked caught up in the moment for a lot of the match. Rough start.
Omar Holness (5.5) — In the 30th minute, Holness sailed a cross into Joao Plata for a header that looked like a sure goal, but the Revolution goalkeeper saved the shot. Still, Holness led the team with three shots on the night.
Sunday Stephens (5) — Sunny didn't do much on the evening, positive or negative. For him to impact the match, Stephens needs to continue to strengthen his first touch and playmaking ability.
Ricardo Velazco (5.5) — Velazco was active in the match by accounting for three fouls and six more fouls committed against him. He continued to compete, even when the match was completely out of hand.
José Hernández (4.5) — With too many reckless challenges, Hernández took himself out of too many plays. His yellow card in the 80th minute was a mix of frustration and inexperience.
Joao Plata (5.5) — Still looking for his first goal of the 2017 season, Plata had a great chance in the 30th minute off a Holness' ball, but his shot got snuffed out. He substituted out in the 61st minute still searching for a goal.
Luis Silva (4.5) — It was hard for Silva to create anything on this night. His rightful place is really as a substitute, to bring quick bursts of energy. But with so many players out, Silva got another chance to start. Nothing ultimately resulted from this opportunity.
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Justin Schmidt (6) — Give credit to Schmidt for coming into a match that was all but over by halftime. He steadied the defensive line and helped to keep the Revolution scoreless in the second half.
Yura Movsisyan (4.5) — Movsisyan never got going when he entered the match in the 73rd minute. RSL's best goal scorer didn't even get a shot off. It's hard to win for the Crimson and Cobalt when this man doesn't score.
Jefferson Savarino (6) — If there was one bright spot on the night, it was Savarino getting his chance in the 61st minute. He looked aggressive and attacked the New England defense, leading to great shots on goal.
Shane Reinhard is a graduate of Weber State University and a teacher and coach at St. Joseph Catholic High School in Ogden, Utah. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow on Twitter @hoopsters12.