Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Rank and File: Union vs. Chivas USA

It must have been a really big win if Alejandro Moreno gets a better rating than Danny Mwanga.

Rank and File: Union vs. Chivas USA

It must have been a really big win if Alejandro Moreno gets a better rating than Danny Mwanga.

There's a slew of Union games coming up over the next few weeks, starting with tomorrow night's game at Colorado. If you'd like to add your voice to the player ratings, email me and I'll add you to the listserv.

Goalkeeper

Brad Knighton: 6.86
- "Made some key saves early, before the Union took control." (Isaac Blum)

Defenders

Danny Califf: 6.57

Jordan Harvey: 6.57

Michael Orozco Fiscal: 6.5

Sheanon Williams: 7.00
- "Sheanon Williams was not perfect, but the back four really seem to have improved since he arrived and I do not think it is a coincidence. He is a gem and I hope we keep him for a while." (Osager)
- "The defense looked at once energized, calm and, dare we say, confident.  It's possible that this was solely the product of the much-needed time off, but it bears noting that they've played better as a unit ever since Knighton and Williams became regulars." (Peter N.)


Midfielders

Fred: 7.29
- "Got a gift from the set piece but at least he didn't miss it, fantastic game." (Jared R.)
- "Fred played that corner from Le Toux perfectly. It almost wanted me to pay him the exorbitant wage he gets." (Ethan Gomberg)

Andrew Jacobson: 5.40

Justin Mapp: 7.00
- "It's about time Mapp got to take corners from the keeper's left side.  Not only would Le Toux not have placed the ball where Mapp did, but letting Le Toux run around freed up Moreno to get in position to score." (Peter N.)

Stefani Miglioranzi: 5.86
- "Miglioranzi seems to disappear for large stretches of the match." (Osager)

Amobi Okugo: 5.33

Roger Torres: 5.20
- "Fred certainly had an above average match, yet I still would rather watch an average Roger Torres performance." (Osager)


Forwards

Sebastien Le Toux: 7.43
- "A touch lucky on the set piece goal, but still plays the 90th minute like he plays the first minute." (Jared R.)

Alejandro Moreno: 7.13
- "Moreno's best game of the season, by far. Amazing what's possible when he's not flopping every time he gets touched." (Peter N.)
- " Moreno's header was the game in a split second: well-played, just-as-we-planned, why-haven't-we-seen-it-more-often-this-season?" (Osager)

Danny Mwanga: 6.00

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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