Game 26: Grades
Again, trying the new grading system. 6 is the old 7.
Hesmer – 7: Hesmer was great in the box and one on one. Defense was well organized after Hejduk was sent off.
Hejduk – 5: Played a good game, getting involved in the offense and solidifying the wright side on defense. Getting sent off, however was amazingly stupid.
O’Rourke – 7: Another solid game from O’Rourke. He shows his versatility by shifting right when Hejduk was sent off without skipping a beat.
Marshall – 8: Outstanding defense and he again shows his prowess in the air with his ferocious header for the goal.
Padula – 7: Working well with Rogers. His defense is solid, if not spectacular.
Gaven – 6: Good work on both ends. He did get forward several a couple times down a man.
Evans – 6: Solid in the center as the Crew controlled possession.
Carroll – 7: The Revs really could not penetrate the defense.
Rogers – 7: Tormented the Revs back line. He is coming into fine form.
Noonan – 6: He may play a different role than Schelotto, but he sees the right passes and gets into dangerous spaces.
Moreno – 7: Such great work, showing off his mobility and as a target forward holding up the ball when the Crew went down a man.
Iro – 6: The rookie again shows he can be relied upon when needed. Not rattled coming into a tight game, on the road, and down a man.
Ekpo – 6: His speed took some of the pressure off the bunkering defense.
Hendrickson – NR: Only played the last few minutes.
Crew Man of the Match – Marshall – He was outstanding on both ends of the field. He is a towering presence in the lineup.