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Gyasi Zardes had most impact for Galaxy in bad loss vs. Revolution

Young forward Gyasi Zardes had the highest Match Impact Rating for the LA Galaxy in a 5-0 loss to the New England Revolution, but it's New England's numbers that show why the match went the way it did.


Gyasi Zardes had another solid performance for the LA Galaxy on June 2 but it alone was not going to help the Galaxy overcome the massive impact of the New England Revolution's key players in a 5-0 victory.

Usually in the postgame Match Impact Rating breakdown we don't get into the ratings of the opposition, but it certainly seems necessary after a 5-0 drubbing. Gyasi Zardes had the top MIR on the Galaxy at 40.9 during his 88 minutes, drawing four fouls (three offensive zone and one in the midfield zone). Three Galaxy players turned in negative MIRs for the match: Sean Franklin (-.25), Tommy Meyer (-.75) and Michael Stephens (-.34). The LA backline committed five fouls and only drew one while the Revs defenders totaled one assist and eight fouls suffered while committing four fouls.

The top performance of the match, as expected, went to New England's Diego Fagundez who had a 117.6. Saer Sene had a 94.6 and Lee Nguyen had a 75.5. Each of the trio scored a goal on their only shot of the match and Sene and Nguyen each drew two fouls. Former Galaxy forward Chad Barrett also scored on his lone shot on net. Barrett and Kelyn Rowe did not log enough minutes to have a MIR but did combine for five points in 35 minutes of play, however. All five of New England's shots on target went in the net which means Galaxy keeper Carlo Cudicini didn't make a single save in the match. All around, it was just a brutal match for the Galaxy.