Match Impact Rating
Colombia's James Rodriguez won the Golden Boot for most goals scored at the 2014 World Cup and finished with a nearly perfect Match Impact Rating in Brazil, good enough for 1st place in MIR. Messi who won the Golden Ball was a mere 15th in MIR.
Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane led the LA Galaxy attack on Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Union at StubHub Center. Both players finished with three points apiece and led the team in Match Impact Rating in dominating performance.
The LA Galaxy were unable to get anything going offensively against the Colorado Rapids in a 1-0 defeat on Saturday. The Galaxy's Match Impact Ratings were the worst of the 2014 season by far with only two players reaching double figures.
Robbie Keane and Stefan Ishizaki connected on the lone bit of offense in the LA Galaxy's 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday at the StubHub Center. As a result, both players were at the top of the Match Impact Ratings for the Galaxy.
Baggio Husidic and Robbie Keane both bagged a goal and an assist in the LA Galaxy's 3-0 victory over Chivas USA on Sunday, April 6. Husidic and Keane were tied for the best Match Impact Rating on the Galaxy in the win.
Gyasi Zardes had the best Match Impact Rating in the LA Galaxy's 2014 home opening loss to Real Salt Lake on March 8. Zardes was more patient with his shot attempts and drew four fouls in 69 minutes. The Galaxy overall wasted chances on the night.
Juninho had the only goal for the LA Galaxy in a 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Juninho's free kick goal brought the Galaxy back from a 1-0 deficit before halftime. The goal gave Juninho the top Match Impact Rating in the game.
Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan had the most offensive impact in the LA Galaxy's 2-2 draw with D.C. United on Saturday. Keane had a goal and an assist while Donovan had an assist in the first half before leaving with an ankle injury.
Robbie Keane's two goals and one assist led the LA Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Keane also easily led the Galaxy in Match Impact Rating with another performance that exceeded 100 on the scale.
Landon Donovan led the United States past Honduras 3-1 on July 24 to make it to the U.S.' fifth straight Gold Cup final. Donovan's two goals and an assist led him to his highest Match Impact Rating of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
The LA Galaxy conceded another stoppage time goal on July 13 and once again lost. The Portland Timbers benefited from the bad Galaxy defensive trend and scored a 2-1 victory. Marcelo Sarvas scored his fourth goal of the season to open the scoring.
Chris Wondolowski and Landon Donovan each had three points in a 6-1 United States victory over Belize in the Gold Cup on July 9. Wondolowski, wearing a "Wondowlowski" jersey, had three goals to lead the USMNT in Match Impact Ratings on the night.
Robbie Keane became MLS' new assist leader with a pair of helpers in the LA Galaxy's 2-0 win over FC Dallas on July 7. Keane also led the Galaxy in Match Impact Rating for the match. Marcelo Sarvas, Hector Jimenez and Robbie Rogers also had high MIRs
Robbie Keane converted two late penalty kick goals to deliver a win for the LA Galaxy over the Columbus Crew on July 4. While the penalty kick decisions were not without controversy, Keane's Match Impact Rating which resulted from the kicks was not.
Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane both notched a pair of assists against the San Jose Earthquakes and turned in the highest Match Impact Ratings for the LA Galaxy. Unfortunately for LA, the impact was not enough as the Galaxy fell 3-2 on late goals.
Landon Donovan led the LA Galaxy in Match Impact Rating for a third straight match and assisted on hyperactive Gyasi Zardes' game-winner against Chivas USA in the SuperClasico on June 23. Zardes was second on the Galaxy in MIR for the match.
The LA Galaxy made a trade with the Colorado Rapids on June 17 for Pablo Mastroeni and the rights to Baggio Husidic. A view of the numbers shows potential future value for the Galaxy in pursuing Husidic and uncertainty in picking up Mastroeni.