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SKC v SJE Player Ratings: Three Points and Just in Time!

Match ratings for Sporting Kansas City’s first win of 2024 against the San Jose Earthquakes from Saturday night.



Credit: Thad Bell

Boy did that feel like both a hard earned three points and a game that could have been a really crushing loss early on. I’m glad it turned out well, and I thought for a lot of the game we looked pretty sharp too! Slow out of the gate and another stretch of classic Sporting Kansas City “making it interesting” but three points at home feels like a big relief, and well earned.

I feel like I can just leave a sampling of comments I made during the game to sum up my feelings:

8:52 PM We look like uninspired butt so far, this game.

9:00 PM Okay yeah back to square zero that’s better. Real game starts now.

9:11 PM Oh sweet! That’s the Pulido connection I’ve been wanting to see.

9:21 PM Vermes suit is giving me a headache.

10:26 PM Of course. What a silly yellow from Salloi.

10:26 PM Wow cool VAR got it right quickly!

10:39 PM It’d be awesome if we could win games decisively more often lol.

And, honestly, I think that describes it really well in a nicely distilled timeline. But let’s get to some highly arbitrary numbers for Sporting KC and the San Jose Earthquakes, yes?

Team Player Rating
San Jose Earthquakes Christian Espinoza 7
San Jose Earthquakes Victor Costa 6.5
San Jose Earthquakes Rodrigues 5
San Jose Earthquakes Jackson Yueill 5
San Jose Earthquakes Jeremy Ebobisse 5
San Jose Earthquakes Carlos Gruezo 5
San Jose Earthquakes Bruno Wilson 5
San Jose Earthquakes Preston Judd 4.5
San Jose Earthquakes Paul Marie 4.5
San Jose Earthquakes Amahl Pellegrino 4.5
San Jose Earthquakes Alfredo Morales 4
San Jose Earthquakes Tommy Thompson 4
San Jose Earthquakes Benji Kikanovic 4
San Jose Earthquakes Daniel De Sousa Brito 4
San Jose Earthquakes Jack Skahan 4
San Jose Earthquakes Ousseni Bouda 3.5
Team Average 4.75
Team Player Rating
Sporting KC Dany Rosero 8
Sporting KC Alan Pulido 7
Sporting KC Tim Melia 5.5
Sporting KC Johnny Russell 5.5
Sporting KC Memo Rodriuez 5.5
Sporting KC Robert Voloder 5
Sporting KC Jake Davis 5
Sporting KC Erik Thommy 4.5
Sporting KC Nemanja Radoja 4.5
Sporting KC Tim Leibold 4.5
Sporting KC Remi Walter 4
Sporting KC Daniel Salloi 4
Sporting KC Willy Agada 4
Sporting KC A. Vargas 4
Sporting KC Stephen Afrifa 4
Team Average 5.25

Overall, I think pretty fair! Really, I was just happy to see Pulido get on the board, and what a great goal it was.

So here we are. Six points from four games. Are we feeling good? I feel like at this point some of my anxiety over the start of the season is easing, and that’s a good thing!

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