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2019 FC Dallas player recap: Brandon Servania

Homegrown is poised for a breakout 2020

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Servania is like the little brother to Paxton Pomykal; both incredibly talented and excel in their age group but often gets overlooked. Part of that his his position and style of play, Servania is a very vanilla type player (and I mean that as a positive). Servania won’t wow you by taking on someone 1v1, but instead will do the little things in the midfield that makes teams go. After spending most of 2018 with Tulsa in USL, Servania made the jump to the first team in 2019 and is looking to lock down a starting spot for 2020.

Stat Breakdown

Servania had a pretty strong season statistically for a first year. Brandon made 18 appearances and 13 starts, while contributing a pair of assists in his second ever start for FC Dallas. In the end, he finished the season with 2 goals and 3 assists - a very respectable number for a central midfielder no matter how many games or minutes was played.

Defensively, he was a reliable force in the middle of the field logging 1.9 tackles/90, 1.3 interceptions/90.

Game That Best Sums Up Servania

Servania is just such an unassuming player, that often times you forget he’s out there (again, that’s a good thing). But every now and them he pops up and delivers a moment of gold.

His two goal performance in August against Minnesota was certainly eye opening and it captured his ability to make late runs into the penalty area. But that’s not what I would categorize who Servania really is. It’s this pass against Minnesota (again), where in a quick second he can play Michael Barrios beautifully behind the lines. Nobody expected that pass, except for FC Dallas players. It just matches the unassuming characteristics that he embodies.

2020 Outlook

At age 20, a full season with the first team under his belt, and the trust of Luchi Gonzalez, Servania is poised to take the starting spot for 2020 and break out. He’s shown he’s comfortable playing at this level and didn’t look a step out of place. I expect a big jump from Servania in 2020.