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FC Dallas vs Sporting Kansas City: Player Ratings

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A big win on the road for FCD, with some players standing out, and others not so much.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Peter G. Aiken

FC Dallas traveled to Kansas City and left with a huge 2-0 win against Sporting Kansas City.

Note: 6 is the rating given for an average MLS performance


Man of the Match: Jesus Ferreira (7.5) - Jesus played out of position due to Paxton’s absence, and he rose to the occasion. Ferreira had this beauty:

Chuy finished with one shot on goal, with one goal, a team high four key passes, beat one defender on the dribble, had two recoveries, one clearance, and finished with 75% passing accuracy.


Jesse Gonzalez (7.1) - Jesse finished with two saves, and got a huge shutout on the road.

Reggie Cannon (6.3) - This wasn’t one of Reggie’s better games, as Sporting looked to try and target his side of the field. He only finished with one tackle, two clearances, and he earned a yellow card.

Reto Ziegler (6.8) & Matt Hedges (6.9) - This duo wore their hard hats, and brought along their lunch pails. They had a very workman like day at the office, and while neither is getting any awards for their work, they got the job done. They combined for one tackle, three interceptions, seven clearances, and three recoveries.

Ryan Hollingshead (7.0) - Ryan lead the team in touches (60), and tackles (five), he also finished with one interception, two clearances, beat three defenders on the dribble, one key pass, with 79% passing accuracy.

Bryan Acosta (6.5) & Brandon Servania (6.4) - They didn’t have the sexy game that Ferreira did, but they didn’t have to. They just had to be rock solid, and they had their occasional moments:

Michael Barrios (7.4) - Michael was his normal disruptive self, getting the assist on the opening goal. Other than that, he continued to get in dangerous positions, and do this:

Santiago Mosquera (6.8) - Santiago was a fine compliment to Barrios on the opposite wing, and that is all FCD fans have really wanted from the left wing...........this season. Let’s not forget that Santi had the near assist on Chuy’s goal.

Dominique Badji (7.2) - Badji came up big, with the opening goal:

He finished with three shots on goal, two of them on target, with the one goal, and 80% passing accuracy.

Bench:

Bressan (6.0), Bryan Reynolds (6.0), & Jacori Hayes (6.0) - The reserves came on to help kill the game, and that they did. Neither of them did anything to stand out, but fortunately, they didn’t have to.


Coach:

Luchi Gonzalez (6.5) - Luchi didn’t have to have a brilliant plan to beat Sporting, he simply needed to make sure his very young team stayed calm and focused in a very tough place. That he managed to do, and his team reaped the rewards.