SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 25: Chris Wondolowski #8 of San Jose Earthquakes shakes the hand of Luis Zapata #21 of Colorado Rapids at Buck Shaw Stadium on August 25, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Tony Medina/Getty Images)
Another day, another loss. This time around though, it was a bad one. Like, really bad. There was nothing that could be salvaged out of this stinker of a game in any way, shape or form -- heck, the Rapids couldn't even manage to win the possession battle even as San Jose spent half of the game sitting back and inviting it!
As you can probably guess, the player ratings for this one aren't going to be pretty. They're going to be about as ugly as Conor Casey wearing a Steve Lenhart wig. Follow along after the jump to see the carnage unfold...
0 - Awful, horrible, why is he even on the field!?
1-3 - Poor. Why is he starting?
4-6 - Decent. Played a reasonable game, but could have done much more.
7-9 - Great game! Did nearly everything right with few mistakes
10 - Perfect game.
Matt Pickens - 4
None of the goals were really his fault, but you can't be a keeper and allow four goals without getting knocked down a peg. Probably could have done a bit better on that last goal as well. Still somehow managed to be one of the best players for the team on the night.
Hunter Freeman - 2
Oh, lawsy lawsy. Freeman hasn't exactly been shut-down in his defending this season, but for crying out loud. Freeman managed to be involved in the wrong way in just about every goal that the Quakes scored, and didn't even have the decent offense going forward that we expect from him. That might have been his worst game as a Rapid.
Drew Moor - 4.5
Moor was the best defender on the night, and even he wasn't at his best. Pareja's high line meant that Moor was often left chasing, which is not something he does all that well -- when the ball was behind him, he did as well as we expect from the captain.
Marvell Wynne - 4
Since most of the plays ran through the wings, Wynne didn't have many chances to make an impact on the game.
Luis Zapata - 2.5
Did just about as well as Freeman did on the other side of the wings, honestly. Seemed a bit lost at times trying to stay on Chris Wondolowski yet trying to defend other guys at the same time (see: the fourth goal).
Jeff Larentowicz - 4
Pressure came hard and fast on Jeff almost every time the ball came near him, but managed to hold his ground most of the time.
Joseph Nane - 3
Was actually better than he looked, but he looked pretty terrible at times so that's probably not saying much.
Martin Rivero - 5
Rivero would do well to work on his accuracy in the off season, it's starting to get old watching his every shot from 20 out sail over the bar. Still, provided good set pieces in and added his eighth assist of the year, put in another solid passing game as well.
Brian Mullan - 4.5
Most of the decent chances that came out of the game seemed to involve Mullan, but nothing ended up coming from anything he put out there. The rumor mill seems to be that he's playing through injury right now and he looked like it.
Jaime Castrillon - 3.5
Castrillon was once again unlucky not to score at times, but he needs to start shooting it when he's got the ball at his feet. He looks like he was bit by the Sanna Nyassi bug with all the moves he tries to get past defenders by before losing the ball.
Conor Casey - 3
Looked gassed, was trying to do too much because the guys around him weren't doing too much to get the ball into the area. When Casey has the second most touches of the ball out of anyone on the team, you've probably had a bad game.
Tyrone Marshall - 4.5
Scored a goal but played mediocre defense as we expect from him. Would get a higher score had the goal he had scored mattered too much.
Tony Cascio - N/A
Didn't have time to do much.
Andre Akpan - N/A
Could have done a bit better with that chance he had at the death but it's not like it mattered anyway.