Hi everyone, it’s TJ, the Chicago Red Stars editor here at Hot Time in Old Town. I’ve decided to do a bit of writing over at the Fire side of things here, and start providing player ratings. We’re working off the usual scale—10 is excellent and 1 is garbage.
Let’s dive right in. Here are the Fire player ratings for the 0-0 draw with FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium.
Bobby Shuttleworth: 8
- It’s hard to argue with a clean sheet. He made three saves, and a couple of those were big ones.
Miguel Navarro: 6
- Lots of touches, and when he was in the game, the attack worked better down the left side.
Mauricio Pineda: 7
- Solid defensive performance from the Homegrown.
Francisco Calvo: 6
- Good performance from the captain. Saving a shot off the line helped preserve a clean sheet.
Boris Sekulić: 5
- Solid from Boris.
Gastón Giménez: 5
- Fair performance from the Argentine. He’s starting to look pretty tired out there, though.
Álvaro Medrán: 5
- Fair from Medrán as well.
Przemyslaw Frankowski: 2
- Frankowski really struggled again tonight. He completed two passes going forward all night. Only one of those was a key pass, and it was 30 yards from goal. Wicky should look to rest Frankowski for the New England match.
Fabian Herbers: 6
- It didn’t amount to anything, but the attack worked better down his left side.
Ignacio Aliseda: 6
- Nacho played well. This would have been even higher if his beautiful goal wasn’t disallowed.
Robert Berić: 4
- He works hard, makes smart runs, and plays hold up well. And yes, he’s starved for service. But a striker’s still judged by his goal scoring output, and he didn’t score again last night. Only two shots, and one of those was on target.
Djordje Mihailovic: 7
- Mihailovic provided a massive and obvious spark to the team when he entered the match in the 61st minute. He deserves to get the start against New England.
Elliot Collier: 7
- He would have had the assist on the disallowed Aliseda goal. The Kiwi worked hard, fearlessly dribbled at defenders, and like Mihailovic, injected life into the listless Fire.
Jonathan Bornstein: 5
- Jonny B, the third of the three 61st minute subs, also played well.
So what do you think? Did we get it right? Let us know in the comments!