Yura Movsisyan (4) — After a career low in touches last week against Sporting Kansas City, Movsisyan again was a non-factor in Saturday’s contest against FC Dallas. The effort was there was he was contesting battles left and right, but was unable to do anything substantial with the ball.

Sebastian Saucedo (6) — Saucedo was all over the middle and attack thirds of the pitch, winning battles in the middle and making excellent crosses that nearly resulted in a goal.

Brooks Lennon (6) — Real Salt Lake’s young speedster had several strong looks at the goal, including a scissor-kick off a cross that just sailed above the frame. He also made good tackles on defense.

Albert Rusnak (5) — Rusnak’s playmaking and creativity Saturday was not nearly as sharp as they have been in games past. His conservative play was fine, but the young Slovak never could connect on a big cross or corner kick.

Sunday Stephen (5.5) — Sunday’s long legs cut off multiple passing windows for Dallas and his aggressive play in the middle of the field with Luke Mulholland made for a nice tandem.

Luke Mulholland (6) — Mulholland may have had the best scoring chance of the night when he redirected a Rusnak shot that nearly escaped the grasp of FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez. He was also a sparkplug in the middle of the field that kept RSL in control at times.

Demar Phillips (3.5) — Phillips placed his hand on the ball in the box early in the match to give FC Dallas an early penalty kick. The kick was converted to give Dallas a 1-0 lead. It was an inadvertent miscue that proved costly for RSL.

Aaron Maund (4) — In his first game back from injury, Maund was serviceable on the much-besieged RSL back line. The rust of an extended absence showed a bit when he misplayed some balls to give FC Dallas some strong looks on the counter-attack.

Chris Wingert (5) — Wearing the captain’s band in place of the injured Kyle Beckerman, Wingert provided a strong defensive presence for a team sorely needing veteran leadership.

Justin Schmidt (5.5) — Schmidt maybe had the best defensive game for the RSL, which isn’t saying much. He did have a huge blocked shot in front of an open net to prevent a Dallas goal early in the first half.

Matt Van Oekel (3.5) — Van Oekel made seven saves, including a few beauties, but was slow getting the ball out in transition, something that head coach Mike Petke said was detrimental to the team’s loss.

Substitutes:

Joao Plata (4.5) — Plata’s substitution in the 63rd minute of action was the catalyst in a formation adjustment for RSL. The result was more of the same as the squad was unable to put one on the scoreboard.

Luis Silva (none) — Silva entered the game late for the impactful Saucedo and didn’t add anything to the RSL attack.

Jose Hernandez (none) — The youngster came onto the pitch in the 79th minute, when the game was all but over.