Player ratings after win over DC United

Jan Gunnar Solli posts high marks after three assist night

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After Thursday night’s 4-0 win over D.C. United, the Red Bulls are rolling with two straight dominating wins. A look at the player ratings from the win at RFK Stadium:

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GK – Bouna Coundoul: A stellar final 20 minutes from the goalkeeper who made several big saves. Even distribution, where Coundoul struggles, was solid. Rating: 7

D – Jan Gunnar Solli: Three assists by a defender for just the second time in league history. Good man marking, great positioning and solid distribution. Best performance for New York since his January arrival. Rating: 7

D – Rafa Marquez: A solid enough night for Marquez, who controlled the ball well and defensively was effective in clamping down in the final third. Rating: 6.5

D – Tim Ream: Played well against a D.C. attack that was at times very fluid. No major mistakes or errors for a second straight game. Tracked United’s movements very well. Rating: 6.5

D – Roy Miller: A little sloppy on the ball at times and his distribution was less settled than previous matches, but his man marking was quite good. Rating: 6

M – Dane Richards: Seemed to struggle to get into the game’s flow and the timing of his runs was a little off. Solid and smart when he did get the ball. Rating: 6

M – Teemu Tainio: A bit quieter than his Saturday night against San Jose, where he dominated the match. Distribution was good but wasn’t quite as forceful defensively as weeks past. Rating: 6.5

M – Dwayne De Rosario: For an offensive player, the central midfielder did a lot of dirty work in the middle for New York. Not a standout performance but solid nonetheless. Rating: 6

M – Joel Lindpere: Scored the game’s third goal, the punctuation mark on a solid night of hard work. Showed no signs of a banged up knee which bothered him Saturday night. Rating: 7

F – Thierry Henry: This is why he was such a big deal when he signed, for night’s like Thursday. Two goals and an assist in a match where he dictated the offensive flow. Rating: 8

F – Luke Rodgers: Quiet night coming off Saturday’s brace and an assist. His temper flared a couple of times, troubling given his fiery reputation in England. Rating: 6

Substitutions
M – Mehdi Ballouchy:
Some good work holding the ball and got an assist on the game’s fourth goal. Quietly solid, not splashy. Rating: 6

F – Juan Agudelo: Beautiful goal to end the scoring, the dagger in the heart of D.C. Showed fire coming off the bench. Rating: 6.5

M- Carl Robinson: Late substitution does not get a rating.

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