Game 9: Grades
Gruenebaum – 6: I don’t blame him for the goal. He wasn’t tested too much and did not really make too many mistakes.
Hejduk – 6: He got a little too aggressive at times, but solid on the right.
O’Rourke – 3: The first card was a professional foul, the second yellow was just dumb. He might have to worry about his job soon.
Marshall – 6: A solid, no frills game in the middle of the defense.
Padula – 5: He always looks like he is just hanging on sometimes on the left.
Ekpo – 5: Not as explosive as past games.
Carroll – 6: The Galaxy couldn’t do anything in the middle of the field.
Gaven – 6: His finish was awful, but he and Carroll stifled the Galaxy offense.
Rogers – 6: Still seems like he is not 100%, but he still got into a couple dangerous positions. The Crew could use a full strength Robbie.
Schelotto – 7: Nothing was going to happen on offense, so he made something happen. Just like Moreno’s goal against Chicago.
Moreno – 6: Worked himself into great positions, but really didn’t have great chances on goal.
Oughton – NR: Only a few minutes of time, but I would much rather see Moffat running around out there.
Noonan – NR: The only time he made an impact, he was turning the ball over.
Brunner – NR: Not much to rate him on.
Crew Man of the Match – Schelotto: When the rest of the Crew seemed to be sleepwalking through the game, Guille was always dangerous. The goal was another outstanding heads up play.