New York Red Bulls Player Grades vs. San Jose Earthquakes

The New York Red Bulls had quite the performance against the San Jose Earthquakes. They scored five goals for the first time all season and now find themselves back above the red line sitting in fifth in the Eastern Conference. They also have now won two in a row in league play and four in a row across all competitions.

New York Red Bulls Player Grades vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Sacha Kljestan: A

Kljestan had arguably his best game of the season against San Jose. His passing was much more on point, as well as being a strong presence on the ball. Scoring his first goal of the season, as well as taking on two assists brings home high marks. The Red Bulls will be hoping this is a turning point for Kljestan in the season.

Daniel Royer: A

Wednesday was another solid performance this season for Daniel Royer. He continues to be a consistent offensive threat on the wing for the Red Bulls. Royer was all over the place for the Red Bulls and was rewarded with two goals in the late stages of the match. After those two goals, Royer currently sits second on the team in goals scored with seven.

Gonzalo Veron: B+

Veron changed the game drastically when he entered late into the second half. While only playing 22 minutes, Veron was an absolute nightmare for the back line of San Jose. While only getting credit for one assist, Veron had two beautiful passes that led to eventual goals. The flood gates seemed to burst open with Veron on the field. He has done very well this season with limited playing time.

Felipe: B

Felipe continues to be a consistent option for the team. He has once again gone a full 90 minutes, as well as tacked on his first goal of the season for the squad. The defensive midfielder has gone the full 90 minutes in 18 of the 19 MLS matches he has played in this season. This consistency has certainly been helpful for the Red Bulls this season.

Sean Davis: B

Sean Davis was another one who may have had his best game of the season in this match. Scoring a beautiful half-volley goal, as well as being a great attacking presence in the midfield for the Red Bulls. Davis is another who has seen a strong run of form over the past few games and should be a mainstay in the Red Bulls lineup for the games to come.

Luis Robles: B-

Another solid outing for Robles in this one. He didn’t see much action but he certainly made the big saves when it counted. He kept San Jose off the scoreboard for nearly the full 90 minutes before one was finally put past him. However, the lone goal came at a point the Red Bulls had all three points wrapped up. The Iron Man will certainly look to continue his great play this season, as the Red Bulls head north to take on expansion side Minnesota United FC for the very first time.