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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Talking About Bobby Warshaw

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His midseason loan to Sweden did him wonders, but will it pay off for a return ticket to Frisco?

George Frey

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 midfielder Bobby Warshaw.

We all expected bigger and better things out of the third year defensive midfielder this year. 2012 ended on a rough note for Warshaw as injuries kept him from really hitting his peak late that season. But with a healthy start in 2013, it appeared in preseason that he could be on his way to a starting spot in the midfield. But as it turned out, that wasn't the case.

Warshaw struggled to see the field again in 2013, appearing only in nine games for FC Dallas. He started just one of those nine as well. So once the summer hit, Warshaw wanted a change, anything to get playing time. And he did with a midseason loan to Swedish second division club Angelholms FF.

As we've covered his time in Sweden, Warshaw ended his stay with eight goals, yes, eight goals. Obviously the level of competition in the second division in Sweden isn't nearly as high as it is in MLS. But those numbers cannot be ignored for various reasons. First of all, Warshaw got key minutes that he had been desperately needing. After that, those goals and playing time ended up giving him confidence as a player. Confidence he certainly was building in Frisco.

Warshaw is a young player and a cheap one too in terms of salary. For depth reasons alone I think the club needs to bring him back. Maybe a new manager can get the same results out of him that he was able to get in Sweden too.

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