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Rate the Reds: Giovinco, Vazquez, van der Wiel show well in Columbus draw

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There was plenty of good and bad for TFC in their draw in Ohio.

MLS: Toronto FC at Columbus Crew SC Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Last weekend’s Toronto FC game was probably one that fans will hope to forget soon. The Reds blew a 3-0 lead at Mapfre Stadium to draw 3-3 with Columbus Crew SC. As a result, the voting has not been kind to a handful of TFC players, particularly Michael Bradley. I think Bradley’s overwhelmingly negative rating is pretty harsh; yes, he made mistakes on at least two of Columbus’s goals, but I also thought he put in a lot of good defensive work in the first two thirds of the match.

The ire Bradley drew from fans after the match was a little excessive; let’s not forget how crucial the captain is to this team when he’s anchoring the midfield.

You guys were a lot kinder to Sebastian Giovinco and Victor Vazquez, who both scored, as well as Gregory van der Wiel, who (despite the collapse) was virtually flawless all night, in my opinion. Auro looked good along the right wing as usual, and Ryan Telfer had plenty to do along the left. I also think that, if TFC had held on to win, Jason Hernandez would’ve been higher on the list. He, too, played very well at centre-back for most of the game.

Anyway, here are the rankings from Saturday’s draw. Check out the cumulative (and average) rankings here.

1. Sebastian Giovinco +196
2. Victor Vazquez +195
3. Gregory van der Wiel +171
4. Auro +138
5. Ryan Telfer +100
6. Tosaint Ricketts +95
7. Jason Hernandez +76
8. Alex Bono +18
9. Nick Hagglund +5
10. Liam Fraser +4
11. Jonathan Osorio -33
12. Marky Delgado -79
13. Jay Chapman -92
14. Greg Vanney -166
15. Michael Bradley -214