All that said, much credit has to go to Jeff Antiella, he stepped up huge when he had to, and, while Sporting Kansas City perhaps made his life a little easier by not being clinical in finishing, he was more than a proper stand in for Nick Rimando. Sporting looked real good most of the game and I don't have any real complaints about their performance. They turned in a good performance on almost every metric except the most important one, and for that, I think RSL and their fans will be happy. Coming away with a point from Sporting Park is not a bad result, and it shows in the player ratings. High marks for both defenses as it's hard to credit attacking players all that much in a result that ends 0-0.
Again, ratings seem a pinch unfair to SKC, but RSL was the one that shutout SKC at home so it's hard not to give them a slight edge here. Also Uri's red card, desreved or not, dinged him a bit, which is a shame, because I thought he had another good match.
That done with, Man of the Match probably to Atinella for saving the result for the RSL folks. Besler gets SKC's nod for his involvement in another good performance from the Kansas City back four.
Tune in next week for... Bye week excitement? We shall see...