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Player Ratings: Portland Timbers vs New England

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Once again based on a ten point scale with 1 being epic Fail, 10 being "godlike" and five meaning they didn't help but they didn't hurt.

  • Eric Brunner- 7 - He did everything we needed him to do to secure a clean sheet and when he wasn't able to clean up the other defenders did.
  • Futty Danso - 6 - Looked a little rusty out there but he made enough plays to keep the clean sheet, pulled a Cooper by being called offside twice on goal scoring opportunities.
  • Mike Chabala - 8 - Really helped get that ball moving around the pitch and his assist to Cooper was picture perfect. I also love the leadership he shows to get Kalif Alhassan to play better defense.
  • Diego Chara - 8 - He just gets better and more comfortable every game. Not only did he score but he completely shut down Shalrie Joseph and Benny Feilhaber (with the help of Captain Jack).
  • Jack Jewsbury - 7 - He didn't join the attack as much as we have seen in previous games but he really worked well with Chara to win the balls off of the New England Revolution players.
  • Kalif Alhassan - 7 - This is the Kalif we remember seeing at the beginning of the year and even last year. He was great in distribution and hit a beautiful assist to Nagbe.
  • Sal Zizzo - 6.5 - Worked really well with Palmer on the right side and showed some dangerous attacking skills but sometimes just took it 1v1 or 1v2 too often
  • Darlington Nagbe - 9 - I don't think you can get any better than Nagbe in that game but I just couldn't give him a 10. His passing and hold up play are exactly what we have been missing up top and he worked so well with Cooper.
  • Kenny Cooper - 7 - Things seemed to have turned a corner with KFC. His good games keep going and the frustrating ones are becoming a thing of the past. He even seems to be staying up more often. Great to see him get a goal.
  • Troy Perkins - 7 - Made two great saves and kept the clean sheet, just needs a little better distribution and he would be the best keeper in the MLS
  • John Spencer - 7 - Had the team prepared and ready to play tonight and it showed in the final score. Great job putting Nagbe up top, now just keep him there.
  • What do you think? Give me your ratings and tell us why.