Player Ratings: August 13th vs DC United

Thanks to all who provided their ratings and game commentary!

The "Third Rail Man of the Match" and the overall Player Ratings were voted on by NYC FC fans and supporters. To provide your player ratings for future matches, check out the Third Rail's Post Game article, which is generally published a few hours after the game ends and posted on our official Facebook page.

Man of the Match: Poku (Rating - 9.2)

Congratulations to Poku on being named the "Third Rail Man of the Match!"

"Huge game for Poku, never afraid to go right after the defenders. He looked to tire towards the end of the game but still made runs when we needed it." - Robb McDowell, Third Rail Manhattan member from Manhattan, NY

"Poku is the word. He was everywhere, involved in the attack, came back to support, and notched a goal and assist to boot. " - Fernando Silva, Third Rail Manhattan member from Manhattan, NY



David Villa - 8.8

"Villa was relentless - he gave the DC defenders nightmares." - Robb McDowell, Third Rail Manhattan member from Manhattan, NY

Angelino - 8.4

"The defense, particularly Angelino, was solid.  Along with Allen, Hernandez and Facey, they had one of their best performances collectively. " - Mamo Lo, Third Rail Member

Jason Hernández - 8.4

Shay Facey - 8.3

Tommy McNamara - 8.2

"#PokuforpresidentMacforVP" - Luke, Third Rail member from Connecticut

Pirlo - 8.2

"Our team provided much better support for Pirlo - checking down for easy passes when he was under pressure and then feeding him back the ball when he had time and space to pick out the right pass." - Robb McDowell, Third Rail Manhattan member from Manhattan, NY

Andrew Jacobson - 8.0

"Jacobson continues to be an unsung hero." - Stephanie Plaut, Third Rail Westchester member from Irvington

"Andrew Jacobson was everywhere, breaking up play, distributing and even getting forward a few times." - Alan Arenson, fan from New York

Josh Saunders - 7.6

"Saunders had terrific communication with the defensive line and took some calculated risks against the attack which worked out in our favor." - Mamo Lo, Third Rail Member

RJ Allen - 7.3

"Credit to the whole back line - that was perhaps our best defensive performance of the year."  - Robb McDowell, Third Rail Manhattan

Andoni Iraola - 7.1

Mix - 6.3

Patrick Mullins - N/A

Sebastián Velásquez - N/A


"Not only was this game an excellent display of our talent and thirst to win, but also to do it in front of a sellout crowd on a Thursday night, shows how important this team is to the league. Amazing support from the fans! " - Joey Cendagorta, fan from Bronx, NY

"The entire team stepped up. We got all we expected and then some. Quality performances all around especially from Villa, Tommy Mac, Pirlo, and of course Poku." - Zak, Third Rail member

"Unfinished chances in the first and second half were rewarded by goals from the effort put in. " - Luke, Third Rail member from Connecticut

"Hope the team is resting and recovering from an exciting match that was very very well played. 
#ThirdRail #TRLightRail #NYCFCfamily #COYBIB" - Mamo Lo, Third Rail Member