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The People's Ratings: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

Grade inflation? No, just another dominant Crew SC win.

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A 4-1 win over Philadelphia earns the team the highest ratings of the season. he offense was well rewarded with top marks all around for the absolute crushing of an underpowered Union team. Ethan Finlay sets a new team ratings mark for the season with a 9.0, and no starter dipped below 7.0, that's how comprehensive this win was.

GK: Steve Clark: 7.21 (SD 1.01) - Clark recorded the lowest score of any starter. He likely was docked points because he had so little to do.

RB: Hernan Grana 7.77 (.93) - The marauding fullback once again earned praise for his ability to cause plenty of problems on offense and Philly didn't test him on defense.

RCB: Michael Parkhurst 7.35 (.89) - The Union flat out didn't test Crew SC's defense that effectively, but the captain was dinged slightly with the single goal given up.

LCB: Emanuel Pogatetz 7.36 (1.09) - Much like his partner, the lack of work made it hard for "Der Kommissar" to really impress beyond an impressive "above average" rating.

LB: Waylon Francis 8.21 (.92) - He made the difference from left back, recording an assist and helping to create space on the overloaded left wing for Meram.

CM: Mohammed Saied 7.88 (.96) - The diminutive Swede is helping people feel better about Wil Trapp's extended absence as he again helped boss the midfield.

CM: Tony Tchani 7.02 (.92) - The lowest rated starter, but still above average. He might have been expected to take more advantage of the weak Philly midfield.

RW: Ethan Finlay 9.00 (1.32) - A performance so dominant, it was rightly seen as the best of the week in the league. Interestingly, he still had a (relatively) high standard deviation.

CAM: Federico Higuain 7.81 (1.08) - Followed up his great game against Orlando with another very fine performance. He may not have gotten on the scoresheet, but he was tireless in ensuring balance on offense.

LW: Justin Meram 7.81 (.91) - A brilliant goal is rewarded with a rating pushing 8. He's been consistently strong as he settles into the team after suspension and international duty kept him out two games.

ST: Kei Kamara 8.75 (.73) - There is a reason that he's up for MLS Player of the Month. He's ruthless in front of goal and he's shown a deft passing touch.

SUB 1: Tyson Wahl 5.30 (1.06) - Voters were solidly unimpressed with his relief appearance.

SUB 2: Kristinn Steindórsson 5.85 (.88) - Underwhelming rating as he again subbed in late in a blowout.

SUB 3: Aaron Schoenfeld 5.79 (.94) - Suffers in contrast to the very in form Kamara. It's apparent there is a drop off in talent between the two.

Coaching: Gregg Berhalter 8.48 (.86) - All the right moves. He and the staff set up the team to succeed as they picked apart a struggling Union team. No quarter given.

Officiating Crew 6.43 (1.54) - Nothing divides opinions like referees, but even here there was little for the panel to complain about.

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