CARLOS CORONEL - 4.6
Juan Mesa: His mistake on Buchanan’s goal is arguably as decisive for the game as Reyes’ second yellow.
John Perdicaro: For a guy that’s coming from the mothership and has Champions League experience, he makes a lot of sloppy mistakes. The Buchanan goal makes you wonder how much longer of a leash he has.
KYLE DUNCAN - 4.8
Juan Mesa: He can’t play LB, but was important in that 3 men defense Struber put for the second half.
Ben Cork: Only thing you can really learn from Duncan’s performances at left back is that Struber really must not trust Jason Pendant or John Tolkin.
ANDRES REYES - 4.0
Juan Mesa: Everything was going well on his debut until...yeah. Reyes has talent but yellow cards keep accumulating during his time in MLS. Seems that PRO referees believe he is too strong for the league and he has to adapt.
John Perdicaro: He’s young, so I can give him the benefit of the doubt, but those very unnecessary fouls aren’t a good look. I suppose you can only go up from here?
SEAN NEALIS - 5.3
Juan Mesa: Bad positioning on Bou’s goal, but good performance in general in a tough scenario.
Ben Cork: Burned on the first half goals but was where he was supposed to be - more results of team breakdowns than individual shortcomings. Was very assured and vigilant in a second half where it could have been much easier to give up. Will the story of 2021 be not Reyes but rather Nealis emerging as a talented pro?
TOM EDWARDS - 5.7
John Perdicaro: He’s definitely coming into stride, and gaining confidence. Lots to look forward to.
Juan Mesa: He looks like a starter to me.
SEAN DAVIS - 6.5
Mike Battista: Great defense even when he had to contend with sliding on the awful Foxboro turf. His work in the lower midfield kept New York in this game for way longer than they deserved to be in.
John Perdicaro: Managed to organize the backline after having to step up and fill the gap. Shows why he’s the captain.
CRISTIAN CASSERES - 5.5
Juan Mesa: Good in defensive duties but needs to be better with his decisions on attacking positions.
Mike Battista: Him and Davis were okay at moving the ball around in the midfield. That’s about it since I can’t fault him having issues when over half the game saw him with less passing options.
CADEN CLARK - 5.2
Juan Mesa: Left the game too early because he was fighting in the midfield and his long passing was dangerous.
FRANKIE AMAYA - 5.4
John Perdicaro: His opening assist definitely was the spark Red Bull needed to get going. Would have liked to see more out of him in 2nd half.
DANIEL ROYER - 4.9
Mike Battista: Stop starting Royer. This isn’t 2017. The fact he led the team in shots is kind of depressing. Overall he looked fine but this would have been better later in the game even playing with 10 men.
Ben Cork: Not really any point in having him on the field if he can’t put away chances like that first half breakaway. Yet again appears to obsolete for this new system - maybe getting his last string of starts to improve trade stock?
FABIO GOMES NETTO - 5.2
Justin Sousa: This performance will rightfully make a few people worried about Fabio’s finishing. Missing an open net to make it 2-0 in your sixth game of the season is unforgivable.
Juan Mesa: Quiet night and was the offensive sacrifice because of the red card.
PATRYK KLIMALA - 5.4
Ben Cork: Less eye-catching than his first week, but obviously much less favorable circumstances for him to stand out.
OMIR FERNANDEZ - 5.5
Mike Battista: Was an improvement over Amaya in the midfield which moved away from the triangle a little bit with him up top. Team was still down a man but I respect the hustle.
CAMERON HARPER - 4.8
Ben Cork: Not going to pretend I saw the same things Struber did, but will take his word for it that he was terrible. After all it’s not like someone who speaks German could ever be evil.
TOM BARLOW - 5.0
Ben Cork: With all the space New England was leaving in the back early on he could have run wild and caused danger as a starter - especially compared to Royer’s output.
JOHN TOLKIN - 5.0
Mike Battista: (Is this fair? He played like 3 minutes lol.)
MANAGER - GERHARD STRUBER - 5.2
Mike Battista: Might have dropped to 3 if he didn’t have to deal with an early red card. He’s using more young talent which is his strength but this felt like a younger team too. Royer nearly playing the full 90 was the oddest part of it.
Juan Mesa: Personnel decisions are questionable but team was brave in the second half considering the circumstances. Playing three in the back was bold.
Justin Sousa: Aside from Royer starting over Barlow or White, Struber played the best side he could given the defense’s injury woes. Now without Reyes for the next game, we’ll see what he can put together to ward off Orlando.
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