FC Dallas finished the season on a high note, with a thorough 6-0 thrashing of visiting Sporting Kansas City.
Man of the Match: Santiago Mosquera (8.5) - Santi had the kind of game that many FCD fans had been longing to see from the Colombian. With the left wing being a significant weakness for most of the season, it is good to see Mosquera having a huge game as the team heads into the playoffs. Santi got an assist on the Matt Hedges goal with the help of some fancy footwork, and then used that same footwork to get himself a goal in the 51st minute:
Jesse Gonzalez (7.0) - Jesse wasn’t really challenged through out the match, finishing with two rather easy saves. Jesse continued his excellent passing out of the back, finishing with 97% passing accuracy.
Reggie Cannon (7.3) - Reggie didn’t have the greatest of games, but he didn’t have to. Much like the rest of the defense, he was never really tested. Reggie had an assist on Cobra’s second goal.
Reto Ziegler (7.0) - Reto had a team high 81 touches, and was second on the team (behind Jesse) with 94.5% passing accuracy among the starters.
Matt Hedges (7.6) - Much like the rest of the defense, Hedges had very little to do. So with nothing to do on defense, why not get involved in the attack, and get your first goal of the season:
Ryan Hollingshead (7.1) - Ryan was actually the busiest defender on the field against SKC, and finished with two tackles, one interception, four clearances, and four recoveries.
Bryan Acosta (7.2) - Bryan was in a zone for his entire 55 minutes of play. He was leading the team in touches, and pass attempts at the time he was subbed out. He would finish with a tidy 93.1% pass accuracy, including two key passes, and an impressive nine completed long balls on 10 attempts, including the beauty that resulted in his assist on the Cobra goal.
Brandon Servania (7.5) - Despite not scoring, Servania had a great game. Believe it or not, but he was tied for most shot attempts (five), with one of them on goal. He was also a beast on defense, finishing with a team leading five tackles, a team leading three interceptions, and three recoveries.
Jesus Ferreira (8.3) - Jesus was on fire against SKC, leading the team with five shot attempts, three shots on goal, he had an assist on the Barrios goal, and this beauty:
The goal and assist means Jesus finishes the regular season eight goals (FCD Golden Boot) and five assists. Both totals are tops in MLS for a teenager by a mile.
Michael Barrios (8.0) - Michael had another great match for FCD, finishing with an assist on the Santi goal, and adding the teams fourth goal:
Michael ends the season with 15 assist, which is third in MLS, and five goals, for a very underrated 20 point season.
Zdenek Ondrasek (8.2) - Cobra quickly eliminated any fears FCD fans had of missing the playoffs:
Then added a second for good measure:
There’s no hotter player on the FCD roster than Cobra, who now has seven goals and two assists in just seven matches.
Bressan (6.5), Jacori Hayes (6.7) & Ricardo Pepi (6.1) - By the time the reserves entered the match, it was already over. Despite this, Bressan and Jacori both had fine games, and Pepi got some more MLS experience. Hayes in particular, stood out, as he was brought in to close out the match, and he finished with a team high 97% passing accuracy.
Luchi Gonzalez (8.0) - Luchi got his young team to come out swinging for the fences, with their playoff hopes on the line. They delivered with aplomb, and gave Luchi a much needed trip to the playoffs in his first season as a manager.