Player Ratings

Player Ratings- FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC

Brad Weigel grades FC Cincinnati’s individual performances in Sunday’s 1-0 home loss to Toronto FC.

FC Cincinnati dropped its fourth match in a row — at home to Toronto FC — on Sunday. The Orange & Blue failed to score in their fifth consecutive match. Patrick Mullins scored in the 29th minute, and that proved to be the difference-maker.

Check out Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s post-match report here for more details.


  • Each player starts off with a 6 as a standard rating. Six signifies an “average performance” for the match.
  • Players will receive additions or subtractions to their score based on individual moments and the overall team performance.
  • We’ll look at multiple criteria such as statistics and the Audi Player Index (API), Who Scored, and Stats Zone to assess a player’s rating.
  • A player may receive an N/A if they are subbed in/off before any quantifiable statistics are available.

Now onto the ratings:

GK – Przemysław Tytoń: (6)

Hoenstly, he did what he had to do. Shame he went off injured late. 

RB – Saad Abdul-Salaam: (4)

Really careless with the ball. Looked liked he had the yips all night. Not a potential piece going forward in 2021.

CB – Maikel van der Werff: (6)

I liked the partnership between van der Werff and Hagglund. They didn’t put a step out of line, and both looked good on set pieces. They gave FC Cincinnati the speed they needed on the backline. Interested to see what they can do going forward. 

CB – Nick Hagglund: (6)

See above

LB – Mathieu Deplagne: (4)

The project is over. 

CM – Frankie Amaya: (3) 

Effort can’t overshadow he’s slow on his passing progressions and gave the ball up too easily. Coach Jaap Stam substituting him off at half was to send a message. On the goal, Amaya overran the play. His job is to get the guy at the top of the box, and he was pulled too close to the goal, leaving Mullins wide open. He’s gotten too careless of late and needs to figure out his positioning on the pitch. 

CM – Haris Medunjanin: (5.5)

He was 81 of 90 in distribution but golly if he can’t beat the first man on set pieces. I discussed this on the watchalong. I think Medunjanin is a great player, but he’s not what the club wants or needs going forward. I think FCC needs to put Kamohelo Mokotjo, Allan Cruz and Amaya in midfield and see what you have for 2021.

AM – Yuya Kubo: (5)

I see quality, but it just isn’t landing right now. He needs to be on the ball more. Kubo created two chances and seems to want to be aggressive. He just needs other players around him to bring everything together. Kubo looked a lot better on the wing in the second half, and I hope he plays there more going forward.

RW – Joseph-Claude Gyau: (6)

Again, high intensity and the only player who can beat others on the dribble. In the second half, he moved up top and looked dangerous in the free role. He has to be frustrated with the lack of talent/competence around him.

ST – Brandon Vazquez: (5.5)

I didn’t think Vazquez played poorly and wasn’t sure why he was pulled at the half. He wasn’t a creator, but he held up the ball well. 

LW – Alvaro Barreal: (5.5)

Barreal struggled to find his footing in his first start. The team failed to bring him into the match early, but when he did, the ball stuck to his feet and gave you a reason for hope. I can’t wait to see when he can partner with a player like Andrew Gutman to bring some tenacity on the left side. 

SUB – Andrew Gutman (41st Minute): (6)

So much better than Deplagne on the left. Still working on the final ball, but I love his commitment on both sides of the ball.

SUB – Kamohelo Mokotjo (45th Minute): (5.5)

Really was a simple but effective performance. The possession was much more concise and he had a plan of what to do with the ball. 

SUB- Siem de Jong (45th Minute): (4.5)

Mokotjo had 53 touches, de Jong had 17. He just isn’t effective or doesn’t move fast enough to get on the ball consistently. Siem de Jong just doesn’t fit what is going on right now.

SUB- Allan Cruz (64th Minute): (5)

Cruz was sent out wide for Barreal, but he wasn’t effective either. He’s just not getting on the ball enough, and I’m not sure Stam has a plan for him. Cruz nearly picked up a PK in stoppage time but VAR overturned the call. I think it was probably fair as he went down easily in the box. 

SUB- Spencer Richey (80th Minute): (N/A)

Richey went in late for Tyton as he picked up a leg injury late. 

Injury Notes: Kendall Waston (Leg), Jurgen Locadia (Hamstring), Greg Garza (Leg).

Out: Tom Pettersson (Mono).

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