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Published: Saturday, July 30 2011 9:22 p.m. MDT

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oldcougar
Orem, UT

I'm not sure what game you were watching! I would love to have you as a University professor...handing out A's and B's like candy to undeserving students. RSL's effort and level of play were pathetic last night. The only one who played well was Beckerman. Russell, but for one decent cross, was awful. He was beaten like a drum by a couple of Crew forwards and was 90% responsible for both goals. He fell for a mediocre move/juke both times and was two steps behind his man watching the ball go into the net. Nic (he was much better than your report...goals were not his fault) was demostrably and justifiably angry with his defenders...including Russell.

The Crew was not that good, RSL was that bad.

Nussdorfer AC
Salt Lake City, UT

A bit too light on Russell and too rough on Jean. Russell was getting beat all night and both goals were attacking his side. The Crew gameplan was to attack him all night.

While Jean didn't have the touch tonight he has in other matches, the cross from Espindola was difficult.

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

I saw the highlights on MLSnet.com but not the whole game. Neither of the Crew's goals were "gaffes" by Rimando. The first goal he had close to zero chance on. The Crew scorer was completely unmarked only 3 or 4 yards from goal and recieved the ball right as his feet and Rimando wasn't close by him meaning Rimando had about zero chance to block it unless the guy kicked it right at him which he didn't.

If he had saved the header of the second Crew goal it would have been an awesome save. He almost did and got a hand on it but it wasn't quite enough.
But there's a big difference between not achieving the amazing and a "gaffe".

Nussdorfer AC
Salt Lake City, UT

I watched the replay and Jean should've done better. From my angle in the game it looked like a more difficult ball.

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