There are alot of A's and B's here for a team that lost....
An "A" for Espindola? You've got to be kidding. Nobody loves playing
1 v 11 more than Espindola. How many times does he have to turn over the ball
against a double team before he realizes it isn't going to work? I
will give him an "A" for hustle but frankly, he's not any better than
I disagree. Espindola on a normal night is a lot better than Findley. He played
aweful last night and turned it over a lot. He almost gave up a goal. I would
give him a C. Also I agree with RSLutah. there should be more C's
D's and F's.
Horrible grades. These would have been good grades for the Sounders--who by the
way won the game. We didn't. Espindola, the entire defensive line, most of the
midfielders should have been Cs or lower. No one deserved an A. No one deserves
an A unless there is a win. And I am sick of Espindola. He is a complete ball
hog. He never passes. His ego is huge and like Carlos Ruiz in Philadelphia, the
more he plays the more RSL's scoring opportunities will sink into the ground.
Ruiz didn't play for Phili on Saturday, they scored 6 goals. When you take a
ballhog out of the game, it provides more opportunities for everyone else.
Espindola, deserves a better rap than what he is getting here. His style of
play might not be the most popular, when he is on the field RSL is a different
team, a better team. His style of play makes life easier for other RSL'rs.
When he is "dancing" with the ball it gives other players an
opportunity to push forward, he created several dangerous plays for RSL. Put it
this way, with Espindola out for Houston and Dallas, Real Salt Lake mustered
just 7 shots on goal. VS Seattle? 14. Numbers don't lie, while Fabian drives me
nuts half he time, the other half he is creating shots for RSL. He deserves mor
credit than most people gives him. Kreis wouldn't play Espindola if he wasn't
productive for Real, numbers don't lie.