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NYCFC vs New Jersey Red Bulls Player Ratings

You voted Maxime Chanot the Player of the Match for his solid performance in an otherwise forgettable night.

At least he tried | Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New York City FC player ratings are determined by Hudson River Blue readers — here are your NYCFC player ratings after the team lost to New Jersey Red Bulls thanks to the one-two punch of giving away a cheap penalty and not managing much in the attack. New York City crashed out of the Leagues Cup, and the disappointment is reflected in your ratings. 

Starting XI

Mounsef Bakrar (of 79′) – 5.6

Well, at least he looked good in moments. Our new signing was stuck on an island for large portions of the match, as NYCFC’s midfield struggled to build through the intense Red Bull press. I would’ve loved a few more long balls in behind to give Mounsef Bakrar a chance to exploit the space beyond the high line, but New York City’s commitment to possession and building out from the back meant this Route 1 strategy was rarely employed. FotMob gave Mounsef a 5.8 on the day.

Santiago Rodríguez (off 78′) – 4.7

Boy, was Santiago Rodríguez swarmed on the ball out there. As he tried to drop deep to facilitate buildup and get some touches, he immediately found himself under intense pressure from red shirts.

Sometimes he was able to work out of that pressure with a shrewd flick or a dip of the shoulder, but other times he coughed up possession that lead to dangerous opportunities for the opponent. FotMob gave a 5.7.

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