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Player Ratings: Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

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May 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) yells out in the second half against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BMO Field. The Whitecaps beat the FC 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley (4) yells out in the second half against the Vancouver Whitecaps at BMO Field. The Whitecaps beat the FC 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh (23) gets past Toronto FC defender Steven Beitashour (33) before scoring a goal in the second half at BMO Field. The Whitecaps beat the FC 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kekuta Manneh (23) gets past Toronto FC defender Steven Beitashour (33) before scoring a goal in the second half at BMO Field. The Whitecaps beat the FC 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Defense and Goalkeeper

6. He didn’t exactly get help from his backline, but when you concede four goals, you didn’t exactly have a good game. So often, Irwin has been a calm, reliable presence between the posts, but in a match where the Whitecaps only managed eight shots to TFC’s 21, they capitalized on their opportunities. Six of Vancouver’s eight shots were on target, meaning their strikers were accurate and they made the most of their chances, but Irwin failed to keep his team in the game.. GK. Toronto FC. CLINT IRWIN

Toronto FC. STEVEN BEITASHOUR. 6.5. He got absolutely lit up by Kekuta Manneh on the left flank, who went off for two goals. He also committed two fouls, displaying his visible frustration. However, his passing rate of 82% was rather effective, and he intercepted the ball three times. He did well going forward, but his performance at the back left a lot to be desired.. RB

7. He was hung out to dry on Manneh’s opening goal, but he tried to make up for it by assisting on Giovinco’s opener, which was a worldie. His passing rate of 81% helped get the attack going, while he stayed active by collecting five interceptions, making four tackles, and three clearances. He was subbed off for Lovitz as TFC tried to press for an equalizer.. CB. Toronto FC. DAMIEN PERQUIS

DREW MOOR. 7.5. At an effective rate of 88%, Moor was the most accurate passer on the team. He made three interceptions, although that wasn’t as active a contribution as his partner at the back. He scored the goal that made it 4-3, and despite being a centre-back, looked like he could’ve scored another had David Ousted and the Vancouver backline not stood tall at the end.. CB. Toronto FC

6.5. He did a better job of containing Bolanos on the other flank than Beitashour did of containing Manneh, but he could’ve put in a better shift at the back. He only committed one tackle, collected one interception, and cleared the ball a grand total of once, while getting dispossessed. It wasn’t the workman-like performance we’ve come to expect from Morrow, but on the whole, his passing was good.. LB. Toronto FC. JUSTIN MORROW

To sum up, this was the worst game so far from Toronto FC’s backline, but they did a good job of getting the attack going either indirectly through their incisive passing, or directly through Drew Moor’s goal.

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