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Report Card: A rough day in the office for the Caps

A melancholy reflection on a disappointing night in Upper Cascadia

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Last night was a bitter pill to swallow. I felt that the Caps were the most dominant team for large swathes of the match, however the guys were undone in lacking the same exceptional discipline exhibited by the Sounders. Instead of articulating my ratings - out of pain as much as initiative - I'll let you guys create the reasons to call me an idiot in the comments section below. One point though - enough with this give Rivero a low grade every week by default BS. His finishing was disappointing last night, and can perhaps be attributed a big deal of the blame for how the first half transpired, but this attitude is nothing short of pathetic. The commitment and industry of his performances will always in some part compensate for his occasional shortcomings in front of goal, and his intelligent runs against the low-block implemented by Sigi Schmid were mesmerising, albeit unproductive, against Seattle. Although he has room for improvement - he is 23 and still adapting to his surroundings - there is so much reason to be happy with El Cabeza and I hope more of you get behind him rather than call for his head. If we really want to consider ourselves among the best fan bases in MLS then we need to abandon this scapegoat approach as soon as possible. For a more informative read, check out Mark Dailey's terrific report from BC Place. Without further ado, assemble the cross and gather the nails.

Starting line-up:

David Ousted: C

Jordan Smith: C

Kendall Waston: C

Pa Modou Kah: C

Jordan Harvey: B

Russell Teibert: C+

Gershon Koffie: C+

Cristian Techera: B-

Mauro Rosales: B

Kekuta Manneh: B-

Octavio Rivero: B-


Nicolas Mezquida: C

Kianz Froese: C

Sam Adekugbe: C