Real Salt Lake vs. Herediano report card

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  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 24, 2012 3:38 p.m.

    Your grades are a bit too high. Giving everybody except Schuler and Gil an A means that everybody besides those two was perfect. So you're saying 9 of the 11 players on the field couldn't have played any better, even though it was a 0-0 draw with an overmatched opponent? That sure doesn't give us much hope for the playoffs, does it?

    Or think of it this way: RSL took a ton of shots (16) and scored zero goals, and yet you still gave the strikers an A and an A-. Giving them those grades based on things like possession, work rate, linking with the midfield, and other soccer media buzzwords shows that you're overthinking this a bit. Those are nice things, but at the end of the day strikers are there to score goals. Neither of them did that. Espindola deserves a B, Paulo a C+.