FC Dallas travelled to New York Red Bulls, and arguably the worst performance of the season. FC Dallas went out there and fell flat on its face, in a 3-0 loss to a 10-man New York Red Bulls. The team just wasn’t on the same page with each other, with some players playing well, but others playing poorly.
For rating purposes, 6 will be an average MLS performance.
Jesse Gonzalez (6.6) - Jesse allowed three goals and had five saves. That’s 8 shots on goal from 10-man NYRB, so all the fault isn’t entirely on Jesse’s shoulders. Jesse actually had several nice saves, or the score could have been worse.
Matt Hedges (7.0) - Matt had at least statistically, a solid game, but the final score will say otherwise. Matt did what was asked of him, and with three in the back, just one of the back three having a good game, is simply not enough. He finished with nine clearances, two interceptions, three clearances, won four aerials, had one shot attempt, and finished with 82.1% passing.
Reto Ziegler (5.3) - Reto was already in the middle of having a bad game defensively, when he received a straight red for retaliation in the 89th minute.
Maynor Figueroa (6.1 ) - Maynor has had an issue with consistency, sometimes having a good game, and sometimes having a bad game this season. Maynor had zero tackles, and zero interceptions, five clearances, one blocked shot, and 70% passing at the time he was subbed out.
Reggie Cannon (7.0) & Ryan Hollingshead ( 7.0) - Both full backs actually had solid games for FC Dallas, as NYRB simply opted to bypass the wings, and attacked FCD right down the middle. Reggie was more involved on the defensive side, finishing with five tackles, three clearances, and one interception on that side of the pitch. Ryan was tasked with going forward more, and finished with two shots on goal (three shot attempts), two key passes, he beat five defenders on the dribble, completed two crosses (three attempts), but a team low 69.1% passing.
Carlos Gruezo (6.6) - Carlos had an up and down sort of match, he was not much of a factor on defense with two tackles and two interceptions, but he was heavily involved in an attack that failed to score against a 10-man team. He finished with 90.1% passing, one shot attempt, one key pass, and he beat three defenders on the dribble.
Kellyn Acosta (5.9) - Acosta never really got involved in the attack, with only 17 touches on the ball, and only nine passes (88.9% passing). Acosta was also not involved on defense, with just one defensive action. Pareja says that Acosta was subbed out due to a tactical change, but the numbers say that Acosta was being ineffective.
Jacori Hayes (6.6) - Jacori, much like the rest of the attack, was active, but ineffective. He had a rare off night passing, as the normally accurate midfielder, struggled to a season low 73.7% passing accuracy, and only had one shot attempt.
Roland Lamah (6.6) - Roland is simply not the same player when the team is on the road. While Roland has terrorized opponents at home, he still tends to disappear in road games. 71.1% passing and only one shot on goal against a 10-man team
Maxi Urruti (6.6) - Maxi had five shot attempts, only two of them on target, and like the rest of the attack, simply struggled to get anything going.
Michael Barrios (6.7) - Michael came on for Acosta in the 32nd minute, and was certainly more involved in the attack. Michael attempted seven crosses, and only completed two of them, which just continues to show how disjointed the attack was. He also had zero shot attempts, and only 72.2% passing accuracy.
Paxton Pomykal (6.5) - Paxton got only his third appearance of the season, and he played about as good as you could expect for a player that does not get regular minutes.
Tesho Akindele (6.8) - Tesho was actually one of the better attackers out on the pitch. He was more accurate in his passing than we are used to seeing, finishing with an 87.5% passing accuracy. He also had one shot on goal on two attempts, and also completed one cross on two attempts. Not bad for only a half of action.
Oscar Pareja (5.3) - This was Pareja simply getting out-coached Saturday night. We can blame it all on the players, but the coach has to bear the brunt for failing to find a way to make his team competitive against a 10-man team.