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Rate the Reds: Raheem Edwards continues to impress for Toronto FC

His third man of the match award in the six games since we started doing this thing.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at Toronto FC Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Abu Danladi was not drafted first overall by Minnesota United to defend, but it was hard not to roll your eyes when the rookie hacked down Raheem Edwards in the box for the penalty from which Sebastian Giovinco gave Toronto FC the lead on Saturday. Edwards is just a few months older than Danladi and had a grand total of two minutes more MLS experience coming into this season, but whereas the Ghanaian will likely be a consideration for Rookie of the Year at the end of the campaign, Edwards will not.

Those two minutes Edwards played in 2016 rule him out of contention for the award, which he would surely be the favourite for at this point on the back of a terrific start to his full-time career with Toronto’s first team. The 21-year-old was excellent again in the first half at the weekend before receiving some more experienced help when Jozy Altidore and Victor Vazquez appeared from the bench, bringing Tosaint Ricketts to life.

Toronto had been mediocre for the first hour of the match and were lucky not to be behind. Marking the end of a tough stretch of games as it did, however, credit is due for digging in and grinding out a victory.

Credit you handed out quite generously in our post-game vote, with only one player - Armando Cooper, who did not appear to love filling in at wing-back - tipping the scales the wrong way. Altidore and Ricketts followed closely behind Edwards but for the third time in six games since we started running this feature, the Toronto native takes the man of the match honours.

1. Raheem Edwards +141
2. Jozy Altidore +139
3. Tosaint Ricketts +138
4. Alex Bono +114
5. Victor Vazquez +112
6. Chris Mavinga +107
7. Greg Vanney +92
8. Benoit Cheyrou +89
9. Nick Hagglund +77
10. Eriq Zavaleta +41
11. Sebastian Giovinco +24
12. Jason Hernandez +23
13. Michael Bradley +12
14. Marky Delgado +4
15. Armando Cooper -78