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New York City vs Nashville player ratings

Malachi Jones is your POTM, Mounsef Bakrar gets the lowest player rating in history of HRB.

Malachi Jones brought energy to a sluggish night| Courtesy

New York City FC player ratings are determined by Hudson River Blue readers: Here are your NYCFC player ratings from the steamy 1-0 loss to Nashville SC at Geodis Park.

Last week was not kind to New York City. First, there was the Wednesday night loss to a Los Angeles Galaxy playing to their potential. Then, there was this loss to an opportunistic Nashville who found a way to score despite the suffocating heat.

It's not easy to win on the road in Major League Soccer, especially if it means living in hotels for six nights and flying 5,000 miles. But New York City looked unusually disjointed on Saturday night, when they ran up possession but took exactly zero shots on target. Your ratings reflect what you saw on the field.

Only two players in the Starting XI earned above a 6.0: You gave Maxi Moralez a 6.4, which is uncommonly low by the standards of the playmaker, and favorite child Matt Freese a 6.9, instead of his usual 8s and 9s.

You gave Santiago Rodríguez a 5.8, which is a little harsh. Arguably New York City's best player on the field, the 7.9 awarded by FotMob was the joint-second-highest of all the players on both teams. But we get it: You aren't happy.

But we buried the lede: You gave Mounsef Bakrar a 2.1, which is unusually, uncommonly, exceptionally low. To understand just how low, read on.

Note: FotMob ratings are in parentheses.

NYCFC stifled by Nashville, suffer third straight loss
New York City finished a week on the road with another goalless loss, unable to even put a shot on target against a stingy Nashville defense.

Starting XI

Mounsef Bakrar, off 59' (5.7) – 2.1

Santiago Rodríguez (7.9) – 5.8

Maxi Moralez, off 80' (7.2) – 6.4

Agustín Ojeda, off 59' (6.8) – 4.6

Keaton Parks, off 72' (6.5) – 5.0

James Sands (7.4) – 5.3

Mitja Ilenič, off 59' (6.5) – 3.4

Kevin O'Toole (6.2) – 5.0

Thiago Martins (6.6 ) – 5.8

Birk Risa, off (6.4) – 5.2

Matt Freese (6.8) – 6.9

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