Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Talking About The One And Only Jackson

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Are three goals and three assists in 2013 enough to merit FC Dallas keeping him around for another year?

Time for another name on the year-end roster evaluations for FC Dallas. We're going with the Roman theme of thumbs up or thumbs down for this series.

Today's subject, is Brazilian midfielder Jackson.

Jackson came to Dallas back in 2010, when the club got him on loan from Sao Paulo. Early on Jackson was the typical Schellas Hyndman type player, someone who could play in multiple spots with relative ease. Originally he was brought in as a full back to help sure up the defensive depth, but over time we would see him move from the fullback spot to the center of the midfield, to the defensive part of the midfield, to forward and then finally to the flanks where he played the majority of the 2013 season.

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To say Jackson was a hot and cold player would be an understatement. One day Jackson would bring you an intensity to the field that almost couldn't be matched. But then the next game he would disappear for long stretches of the match. He would trip over his own feet in games or just completely ignore his teammates.

2013 was a typical Jackson year. He would score his first goal of the season against Colorado thanks to a goalkeeper blunder. His second against Salt Lake would prove to be just as easy. But everything in-between was a struggle to watch though as he would also put himself in a good spot to score but would never be able to correctly pull the trigger.

Jackson isn't cheap either by the salary cap figures. His base salary this past season was just shy of $150k, a pretty high number for only three goals and three assists. The end of the season spat with David Ferreira may have been the straw that broke the camel's back though for the club. Jackson didn't appear in the final game of the season and you have to wonder if the first half against Seattle would be the last that Dallas fans would see of him here.

But we give the option to you, thumbs up to keep him, or thumbs down to let him go?

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