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Five New York Red Bulls. Five Grades vs. New England Revolution

This past week the New York Red Bulls faced off against rival from I-95 the New England Revolution. Despite a less than stellar performance, the Red Bulls were able to top the Revs 1-0 at Red Bull Arena.  This extended New York’s unbeaten streak to 12 across all competitions.

New York Red Bulls Grades vs New England

Alex Muyl: B

The 20 year-old homegrown player takes home the highest mark  for the New York Red Bulls grades vs New England.  Muyl has become THE strarting right midfielder for Jesse Marsch through his unequaled worth ethic.  However recently, it seems as if Muyl has started to turn a corner with his skill.  For many matches Alex Muyl has been able to get himself in great situations but has lacked the touch to either create or finish a chance.  In Sundays match, Muyl showed great touch on the wing and created dangerous chances for both himself and his teammates.  Though he didn’t score, Muyl was able to fight through three defenders and rip a shot that was parried away right to Bradley Wright-Phillips who tapped in the eventual game winning goal.

Mike Grella: D

This was not Grella’s best performance.  As always, Grella was able to get himself into space by beating players one-on-one on the ball.  After that, it seemed as Grella lacked the proper decision making to capitalize.  Whether it was holding the ball to long or making a poor pass, this is definitely one to forget for Mike Grella. The frustration showed shortly after being subbed with Grella slamming his water bottle in disgust.

Sean Davis: B-

Davis receives this mark for his consistency.  Since taking over for the injured Dax McCarty, Sean Davis has been able to show why he would be starting at almost every other club in the MLS.  Taking over a position that is one of the most important to the Red Bulls system, Davis has handled himself which such poise.  Davis has been playing mistake free soccer and holding his own until the Red Bulls can get their Skipper back.  With Davis continuing his solid play, it will be hard for Marsch to not further incorporate him into matches.  It is a problem he is glad to have.

Omer Damari: B-

Omer Damari is making a strong case to be in the New York’s Starting XI.  Every appearance Damari has made since arriving to New York he has looked dangerous.  Whether creating chances for others or himself, Omer is proving he is ready to take New York to the next level.  On Sunday, he once again showed how good he can be for the Red Bulls and the headaches he will cause for opposition’s back four.

Bradley Wright-Phillips: C+

Past scoring the games only goal, BWP really didn’t make much of an impact on the game.  Created from the hard work of Muyl and Wright-Phillips had a mere tap in off Muyl’s rebounded shot.  However, Wright-Phillips is making the most of his chances this season.  Scoring 16 times of 21 shots, Wright-Phillips holds the highest conversion rate in the top four scorers in the league(21%).  With Wright-Phillips becoming quite the cut-throat clinical fisher, BWP could be looking at his second MLS Golden Boot in three years.


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