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FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: Player Ratings

FC Dallas got a big win, despite being down to 10 men. How did the players rate after that big win?

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas welcomed Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy this past week. Despite playing with only 10 men for the final 20+ minutes, FCD was able to get a big 3-2 victory.

For rating purposes, 6 is an average MLS performance.


Starters:

Jimmy Maurer (6.0) - Jimmy didn’t have the best of days, allowing two goals, while only getting two saves, one of them was a big save:

Jimmy did have a bit of luck on his side:

The post actually came to Jimmy and FCDs help a second time, and sometimes it’s nice to have a little luck on your side.

Matt Hedges (6.3) - Matt didn’t have a big impact on the game, and it’s a little surprising. He finished with one interception, three clearances, one blocked shot, two aerials won, and 79.2% passing.

Reto Ziegler (5.5) - Reto was actually in the middle of having a great game, before getting a second yellow, and leaving the team down to 10 men. The Swiss international finished with two tackles, two interceptions, three clearances, three blocked shots, and 90.9% passing.

Reggie Cannon (6.7) - Reggie had his ups and downs this match, but all in all, he had a solid if unspectacular match. With Reggie the youngest starter on the team, he doesn’t need to be a stand out, just a solid starter, and that he was against the Galaxy. He finished with one tackle, one interception, two clearances, two aerials won, one cross attempted, one key pass, and 87% passing.

Anton Nedyalkov (6.2) - Anton was not much of a factor on defense for FCD, which is hard to believe, but the Galaxy opted to attack Reggie’s side of the field. He only had two tackles, one interception, one aerial won, one key pass, and 79.3% passing.

Kellyn Acosta (6.7) - Acosta finally got his first start of the season, and Oscar asked him to do one thing, and Acosta did it well:

Acosta finished with an astounding 97.3% passing, with two key passes, and one cross attempt. He also had three interceptions, and one blocked shot on defense. This was as solid a performance as anyone has a right to expect from a player who has missed so much time away with an injury. Not bad for only 62 minutes.

Carlos Gruezo (6.2) - Carlos was asked to do what he does best, and help cover the backline. Even so, Gruezo still continued to struggle, as he only finished with two interceptions, one blocked shot, he committed five fouls, but he had one key pass, one shot attempt, one cross attempt, and 85% passing.

Mauro Diaz (8.0) Man of the Match- Mauro got his first start in a month, and reminded everyone why FC Dallas needs him so much:

This would be just one of the three assists Mauro would have against the Galaxy. He could have finished with more, but had to be replaced in the lineup in the 75th minute, shortly after Ziegler got his second yellow card. Mauro finished with the three assists, one shot attempt, four key passes, he beat two defenders on the dribble, drew two fouls, attempted three crosses, had one interception, and had 80% passing.

Mauro’s performance would earn him a spot on the MLS Team of the Week:

Roland Lamah (7.8)- Roland continues to simply have an amazing year for FC Dallas, and here is the first of his two goals on the day:

Roland continues to display a knack for placing himself in the right places to score, and is thriving with a healthy Mauro Diaz now feeding him the ball. He would finish with two goals on three shots taken, he also beat two defenders on the dribble, and had 70.8% passing.

Santiago Mosquera (6.7) - Santi had the quietest night of all FCD attackers, but brings something to the table that none of the other attackers offer. Mosquera has proven to a solid defender, and finished the match with four tackles, and one interception on defense. On offense, he had 75.8% passing, with two shot attempts, one cross attempt, and he beat one defender on the dribble.

Maxi Urruti (7.3) - It’s hard to believe, but Maxi only took one shot against the Galaxy, but boy was it a big time shot:

Maxi had one goal, on one shot attempt, one key pass, beat one defender on the dribble, and finished with 93.3% passing.


Subs:

Jacori Hayes (6.1) - Jacori came on in the 62nd minute, and mostly focused on linking the backline with the midfield.

Michael Barrios (6.0) - Michael came on in the 69th minute, but with Ziegler getting his red card shortly after, Michael mostly made threatening runs at the Galaxy to help keep them honest.

Maynor Figueroa (6.2) - Maynor came on for Mauro to replace Ziegler in the backline, and he helped FCD hold on for the win.


Coach:

Oscar Pareja (7.1) - Pareja had his team well prepared for the Galaxy, and at the end of the day, FCD got the three points.