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The People's Ratings: Columbus Crew SC vs. Orlando City

The Massive Report community renders judgement on Crew SC's hammering of the Lions last weekend.

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A thumping of Orlando City? High marks all around. Federico Higuain impressed with his, and the team's, highest rating of the season at 8.72. That's what you hope for when you sign a designated player. Even the lowest rated player, Hector Jimenez underwhelmed relatively. His average was still 6.14.

GK: Steve Clark: 7.58 (SD 1.15) - Clark was well rewarded for his shutout with some fine saves added in.

RB: Hernan Grana 7.77 (.92) - Near consensus that the fiery right back was in fine form despite (or because) of his yellow card.

RCB: Michael Parkhurst 7.61 (1.09) - Smooth operating as he lead a defense that shut down Kaka and Co. even before the red card.

LCB: Emanuel Pogatetz 7.94 (1.09) - Becoming the leader of the defense after another outstanding showing. He's adapted to the pace of MLS and the quick and crafty forward have yet to cause him problems.

LB: Waylon Francis 7.48 (1.12) - A great return to the lineup for the Costa Rican. He was seen as an improvement over Klute, eclipsing his understudy's ratings.

CM: Mohammed Saied 8.03 (.98) - Everybody loves Mo. He has come in for the injured Wil Trapp and hasn't missed a beat. His best performance to date in Black and Gold.

CM: Tony Tchani 7.33 (1.15) - Another player who had his best performance of the year. Orlando had no answer for his muscular, but technical play.

RW: Ethan Finlay 7.26 (1.34) - The high standard deviation amongst the voters suggests that opinion still split on Finlay. He created some chances, but didn't get to finish any of his own.

CAM: Federico Higuain 8.72 (.89) - Nearly unanimous that the Argentine had a masterclass against Orlando. This was vintage Higuain - a terror all over the field.

LW: Justin Meram 8.16 (.97) - His solid start to 2015 got even better as he scored an opportunistic goal and has become undroppable despite stiff competition.

ST: Kei Kamara 8.59 (.87) - Kamara is everything Crew SC were missing at forward last year. He holds up the ball, makes good decisions, scores goals, and even plays a bit of defense.

SUB 1: Chris Klute 6.52 (1.45) - Many saw his performance as a solid in relief of Francis. A good progression as he continues to adapt.

SUB 2: Kristinn Steindórsson 6.24 (1.18) - More minutes as he adapts to MLS. He's firmly Meram's backup at this point.

SUB 3: Hector Jimenez 6.14 (1.22) - Berhalter's utility man gets some minutes in relief, not enough to make a big difference though.

Coaching: Gregg Berhalter 8.20 (1.06) - Kaka shackled and the offense looked good before the red card. After the red card, Berhalter made sure the team took advantage.

Officiating Crew 7.20 (1.24) Salazar and company handled the Ramos foul well and Grana's spirited defense of Francis certainly could be a yellow. Assistants helped out well and were generally on top of offside calls.

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