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Published: Wednesday, April 6 2011 1:02 a.m. MDT

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soccerman
Charlottesville, VA

Who is this guy, Mr. Reeves? He raves about the goal-scorer and then rants about the rest; clearly he doesn't understand that soccer is a team game. You can't give everyone below-average or failing grades for a performance like RSL's last night. Sure they didn't play as fluidly or as dominating as they do at RTS, but they did well to possess the ball and play pressure defense which was their game plan. They created some quality chances and made Bolivar work nearly as hard as Rimando. Let's get someone else with a little more balance to do the grades from now on.

Vince Clortho
S_SPRINGS, UT

The PK was soft, the guy on the ball was spinning and blindly collided with Ned. It was a consolation call and made no difference in who advanced...Alvarez did ok at times running up field but he still gave the ball away too easily...

axle
Riverton, UT

Saborio did a lot of work for the team other than wait for the ball and shoot. All of these guys worked their tails off. It was a given that the ref was going to award a penalty the first chance he got. You could tell that the field was bothering the possession play of RSL it made the ball tougher to control, but RSL worked their way through it and got what they needed.
The real victory last night was keeping the crowd out of the game.

Nussdorfer AC
Salt Lake City, UT

Rough grade on Nat and Ned.

Mango in WYO
Lovell, WY

An F for Ned? That's very harsh, considering we won the series. Not to take anything away from Andy, but I thought the team settled down after the Saprissa goal when Ned came in. The penalty, while justified, was pretty soft, in my opinion, so I don't blame Ned too much for that.

myself
Salt Lake City, UT

B- seems a little high for beckerman IMO. He missed an easy goal and turned the ball over multiple times. I thought Borchers played well.

Mitchell_12
Ogden, UT

Who is this guy... F for Ned. Umm I think I remember the team scoring only 2 minutes after he came into the game. Really soft PK, can't blame him for that. This guy has no clue about soccer. Wingert and Russel on the outside shut them down the entire game. A for both and should be Co men-of-the-match!

DenverDaniel
Albuquerque, NM

Soccerman-Clearly you don't understand the purpose of a Report Card. The purpose of a report card is to determine areas for improvement for the team and hold each player accountable. I thought the team earned better than a B as a whole but it was a loss, even though they advanced to the CONCACAF. The grades he gave them was fair though his criticism was harsh. F-for Ned is harsh but he did draw a PK.

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