WhoScored stats commentary The overall rating for LA was a 7. RSL's was a 6.45. That's a pretty large difference in how they do their ratings. The best player on the field was Pavon, even from a statistical perspective, which shouldn't surprise anyone. What should be a bit eye opening is that the first RSL player to show up on the list of individual ratings is Justen Glad at 8th. That's... wow. Our best player was the guy playing out of position and LA had over half of their lineup rated above him. Well done, guys. Silva was the lowest rated player of everyone, even below the subs, at a 5.8. That's a howler on this site. We had more shots than LA, 8-9, but put just one of those on target while LA put 4 on target. 4 of our shots were off target and 4 were blocked. A stat we have to lead the league in. Possession was 65/35 for us. Ruiz had 9.8% of the possession himself. That's insane. It also speaks to how much LA knew we had nothing in terms of creativity. Essentially Dom told his players to sit in and let RSL have the ball because we would do jack shit with it. Unsurprisingly, RSL had 588 passes (507 successful) to LA's 331 (234 successful). However, LA lead the game in 7 key passes to RSL's 5. Jonny Dos Santos and Lletget had 2 key passes a piece. Our leader was Donny ********ing Toia with 2. Rusnak, Meram, and Ruiz each had 1. That's just... wow RSL had 14 dribbles in the game, with 7 being successful. Meram accounted for 5 of those, with 2 being successful. RSL attempted 28 tackles in the game, which wow, but only was successful in 13 of those. That's a really sad stat. Somehow we only committed 13 fouls in this game to LA's 15. The fouling was pretty evenly split across both teams, with 3 players at 3 fouls (Glad, Ruiz, and Gonzalez) and then a bunch at 2. This game felt more chippy than that, for some reason. RSL committed 17 turnovers in the game, with Meram committing 4 of those. This team was just ridiculously careless. Lastly, the heat maps are especially telling of the teams. RSL has a dark red patch in the middle third, but on our defensive side of the field. That's pathetic. It then splits wide because this team has no idea how to maintain possession in the middle of the field Rusnak, in particular, had a heat map that would make sense for a deep lying playmaker. But that isn't the setup. This team actively pulls itself out of the middle part of the pitch in the final third. Kreilach's heat map is pretty evenly split across the middle third, on each side of midfield, with no space really getting a lot of focus. That's... not a target forward. Overall, this is one of the more upsetting stat books for RSL. To be so dominant in certain aspects (possession, touches, passes) and yet be essentially equal on shots and lower in actual chances is inexcusable. Kinnear outcoached Freddy, no way around it. he gave Freddy the ball and said you're not gonna do anything with it.