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FC Dallas vs. DC United: Player Ratings

Just a hard match to rate, as it was hard to watch.

MLS: FC Dallas at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas travelled to DCU and returned with a very disappointing 1-0 loss.

For rating purposes, 6 is the rating given for an average MLS performance.


Man of the Match

Matt Hedges (7.0) - Hedges just edged out a couple of players for MotM, as he was very busy protecting the right side of the backline for FCD. Matt finished with a match high six interceptions, a team high seven clearances, two tackles, two aerials won, and a team high 88.9% passing accuracy.


Starters

Jesse Gonzalez (6.1) - Jesse faced three shots on the night, and finished with two saves.

Reto Ziegler (6.4) - You can’t really blame Reto for his low rating, as DCU concentrated their attack on the right side, and he had very little to deal with. He would finish with one tackle, one interception, one clearance, three blocked shots, one shot on goal, and 77.8% passing accuracy.

Ryan Hollingshead (6.9) - Ryan almost got Man of the Match, as he had to thwart a concentrated assault on his side of the pitch by DCU. I keep saying that, but have a look at the DCU heat map for yourself:

Ryan was a busy man, and proved a touch nut to crack for DCU. Ryan finished with five tackles, three interceptions, three clearances, one blocked shot, he commited four fouls, had one shot on goal, and 80.7% passing accuracy.

Marquinhos Pedroso (6.6) - Much like Reto, Marquinhos has very little to deal with on the left side of the field, and finished with one tackle, two interceptions, 86.5% passing accuracy, with two key passes.

Abel Aguilar (6.8) - Abel was a defensive stud, helping contain the DCU assault on the right side of the field. He would finish with a match high seven tackles, three interceptions, two clearances, two shot attempts (none on goal) and 76.5% passing accuracy.

Victor Ulloa( 6.5) - Kinda interesting to see Ulloa not involved with the defense, as he would finish with zero defensive actions on the night. I gotta say, I don’t recall Ulloa ever failing to register a defensive action before. On offense, he would finish with one shot attempt (not on target), two key passes, he beat one defender on the dribble, drew one foul, won two aerials, and had 86.7% passing accuracy.

Santiago Mosquera (6.6) - Santiago had a maddening performance for FCD fans to witness, as he had six shot attempts, and only one of them was on goal.

Roland Lamah (6.3) - FCD needs to find a way to bottle Lamah’s performances in Frisco and take it with them on the road. He was dreadful at times, finishing with 57.1% passing, one shot attempt (not on target), and three key passes.

Maximiliano Urruti (6.6) - Maxi also struggled in DC, as he finished with 65.75 passin, and had three shot attempts with only one of them on goal.

Michael Barrios (6.9) - Michael had a solid showing as the lone striker, as he was dangerous and active. He had four key passes, and attempted four shots with two of them on goal.


Bench

Tesho Akindele (6.1), Pablo Aranguiz (5.9), Dominique Badji (6.0) - The bench offered very little on both sides of the pitch.


Coach

Oscar Pareja (6.3) - Despite the outcome, Pareja had placed his team in a position to at least leave DC with a point. The biggest complaint is his decision to wait until the match was almost over to bring out Aranguiz, who given more time, may have helped FCD unlock the DCU defense.