Player Ratings: San Jose Earthquakes 1, Montreal Impact 0
Bingham — 5.6
Bingham’s rating is a reflection of the fine work of the Quakes defense, as the keeper did not even have to make a save.
Francis — 6.0
The left back had a strong game in the back, with only one obvious defensive mistake. He got forward when he could, but the crossing was hit and miss.
Jungwirth — 7.1
What a debut for the German. His positioning was top notch, he passed well out of the back, and seemed to gel well with center back partner Victor Bernardez.
Bernardez — 5.8
Strong as always, but also a bit rougher than his partner Jungwirth. Bernardez has traditionally been more of a stopper for the Quakes back line, but with Jungwirth stepping forward more often, Bernardez seemed to be a bit less comfortable playing it safe.
Lima — 6.4
A really solid debut for the Quakes second homegrown player. His athleticism really helped in his matchup with Piatti, and was only really fooled once by Oduro’s pace. Going forward, he showed signs of real promise, and nearly scored a goal.
Dawkins — 5.3
Despite a few bright spots, it was mostly a game to forget for the Jamaican. He seemed somewhat indecisive on the ball, and did not move it quickly enough.
Alashe — 5.6
A mostly quiet game, and often did not move the ball quickly around quickly enough. Positioning wise he helped to shut down Montreal, but did pick up a yellow card for a needless challenge.
Godoy — 8.0, MOTM
The Panamanian, put in a sterling performance, even without the goal. He was all over the pitch, and just dominated Montreal’s midfield.
Thompson — 6.9
A really impressive performance, especially compared to last year. The tricks and ball control were still there, but he played very well defensively and made good decisions when on the ball.
Urena — 6.5
He does not have the tenacity of Quincy Amarikwa (does anyone?), but he showed willingness to do the hold play while also looking dangerous in front of goal. Perhaps should have a goal or penalty in the first half.
Wondolowski — 6.7
The captain seems to have adapted seamlessly to the new style of playing with Urena. He did the holdup play when needed, and perhaps should have scored off of crosses from Thompson and Hyka.
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