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FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids: Game grades

Ugly may not be a fair word to describe this one.

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There really is no reason to beat around the bush this week on the game grades. So here we go.

Starting XI:

Chris Seitz - 5

I know some of you believe that he could have done more on some of the goals, and that is all good and fine. I'm not entirely sure the door has flung open enough though for Dan Kennedy to assume the starting role just yet though.

Moises Hernandez - 2

I tweeted out his stats during the game and it wasn't pretty. Three completed passes, a slew of turnovers and just a bad half over all for the Dallas Homegrown.

Walker Zimmerman - 2

He got beat badly on the first Colorado goal, and well, he got beat a few other times as well on the night. Like I've been saying lately, I'm not overly convinced that he is the answer as a starting center back in this league.

Zach Loyd - 3

Loyd did about all that he could do on the night. Hard to be a leader on the field when hardly anyone steps up around you.

Je-Vaughn Watson - 3

Just like the others in the back line, he got turned around several times on the night and was put in bad situations left and right. He looked particularly awful on the Dillon Powers goal.

Victor Ulloa - 5

He may have been the loan bright spot on the night for the club as he completed 80% of his passes. While that looks good on paper, teams are figuring out exactly how to stretch Ulloa on the field.

Michel - 2

Hopefully Oscar Pareja pulling Michel at halftime in this one is a sign that changes are coming and Michel is going back to the bench as a role player and not a full time starter.

Ryan Hollingshead - 4

I give him an extra point for the hustle on the night. I'm not sure just yet that he is an answer in the middle of the field but at least he helped matters out as much as he could there.

Fabian Castillo - 3

When he doesn't work hard to defend, the entire team suffers for it. The few times we've seen Fabian put in a solid effort this season, it hasn't just been because he scored or assisted on a goal but because he as tracking back enough on the defensive end.

Tesho Akindele - 4

Aside from a few turnovers, Tesho did about as good of a job as you might expect him to do on the night.

Blas Perez - 4

One again he put in the effort we all have come to expect from him. But sadly with no shots on goal, it is hard to really rate him any higher than this.

Oscar Pareja - 4

I give him the nod on making the halftime subs that he did. He had to try something and that is cause for a point in my book. But I was disappointed in the fact late in the game he didn't opt to go with someone young like Alex Zendejas off the bench instead of Michael Barrios.

Substitutes

Kyle Bekker - 3

The guy did give a solid work rate in the second half but boy those turnovers were all over the place. I think it is safe to assume why he didn't work out well in Toronto with that performance.

Atiba Harris - 3

He didn't bring a ton to the game in the second half as he continued the trend of turnovers and mistakes that we've seen out of him in recent weeks.

Michael Barrios - 2

He is every bit of a turnover machine as some of the other guys out there. At some point he'll have to learn that he has to find better ways to beat guys on the dribble and with his pace. Right now, teams are able to lock him down in the middle of the field and force him into turnovers quite easily.

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