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FC Dallas vs Sporting KC: Community game grades

Time to rate how you think FC Dallas did against Sporting KC last week.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Just like we did a week ago, we will continue on with our community game grades following a FC Dallas match. We'll give you our score below and offer up a way to do your own grades.

Here is a key to the standard 1-10 scale.
1. Horrible
2. Awful
3. Poor
4. Flawed
5. Adequate
6. Good
7. Very good
8. Great
9. Superb
10. World Class

Here is where you can vote:

See the results here.

Here we go:

Starting XI:

Chris Seitz - 7

I would have gone a tad higher because of the work he put in and the penalty kick save but each time I look back at the Roger Espinoza goal, I have to think he could have done a bit better on that play. Still, he is making it awfully hard on Oscar Pareja to decide between him or Dan Kennedy in goal.

Moises Hernandez - 6

He had a lot to deal with on Saturday against Graham Zusi and the pace that Sporting brings to that side of the field. He only had a couple errors that made you shake your head but over all he was good on the night.

Matt Hedges - 8

He wore Dom Dwyer like a suit on the night. I continue to be more impressed by him in games like this too as he brings a nice calming factor to the center of the defense.

Zach Loyd - 8

Another stellar effort from Zach in the middle of the defense. While Hedges wore out Dwyer, it was Loyd that did a lot of the dirty work on the night everywhere else.

Atiba Harris - 5

Honestly, the more I watched Harris on the night, the more I thought he wasn't that bad. Sure, he had several bad passes but a decent chunk of those were long balls forward. He didn't put his team in as many bad spots as before. Thankfully with Je-Vaughn Watson returning, it will only push someone like Atiba more to improve.

Michel - 8

I said in the post game talk that he was my man of the match and I am sticking to that. Two assists on the night including a wonderful pass forward to Ryan Hollingshead on the third goal. I could watch that play over and over.

Victor Ulloa - 7

The guy continues to quietly win the ball in the middle of the field and do good things all around for this team.

Fabian Castillo - 8

Just when he seems to go quiet on a night he finds ways to insert himself into the action and end up with a goal and an assist on the evening. But I'm becoming more impressed with his ability to win the ball in the middle of the field and push it forward these days.

Mauro Diaz - 5

When a player like Diaz doesn't see enough of the ball it is indeed a problem. Part of it may be the midfield duo of Michel and Ulloa behind him but look at him on the field in this one, he just isn't getting in great spots because of what SKC's defense did to close him down.

Tesho Akindele - 5

Honestly, it was a quiet game from Tesho but not a bad one either. The set up on the first goal was a great touch and pass from him though, something a lot of veteran players wish they could do each time out.

Blas Perez - 8

Such a hard worker on the field. You could tell once he got the second goal he was going to push for the hat trick. But what strikes me the most is his willingness to get back on defense, even on non-set piece type plays.

Oscar Pareja - 8

He took the gambles you should take in games like this with the lineup selection and subs. I honestly still believe the sub of Diaz will push him more in the coming weeks than be a distraction.


Ryan Hollingshead - 7

A gamble from Pareja not to reward his strong effort last week with another start but this kid showed that his worth ethic trumps all of that with a very strong performance off the bench.

Michael Barrios - 5

He had 15 minutes to cause issues in the back for SKC, which he did on a couple occasions. My gut tells me he is still a late game sub for the next month until Pareja figures out the best way to make him a starter.

Kyle Bekker - INC

He may be everyone's new favorite for his WWE-style take down just seconds after he got on the field.