Man of the Match: Paxton Pomykal (6.9) - Pax didn’t start the match, and there was some questions about his health coming in, but it did not stop him from making an impact once he entered the match for the injured Brandon Servania. Paxton was played more as a #6 to begin with, but he was very much in attack mode through out. He would be the main catalyst for the goal that would eventually earn the team a draw:
Ask yourself, when’s the last time an FCD player came off the bench, in a non-win, and still managed to make MLS Team of the Week (even if just on the bench)?
Jesse Gonzalez & Paxton Pomykal on the bench. pic.twitter.com/VN0RcH3jFd— 3rd Degree (@3rdDegreeNet) September 23, 2019
Jesse Gonzalez (6.8) -
Reto Ziegler (6.5) & Matt Hedges (6.4) - Matt & Reto both had solid, yet unspectacular nights. They combined for two interceptions, six clearances, three blocked shots, four aerials won, and 12 recoveries.
Reggie Cannon (6.8) - Reggie quietly had one of his best games in a long time. He was tidy on the ball, leading the team in touches (75), and despite only completing 83.3% of his passes, eight of those incompletions were attempts in the attack to cross or get the ball into the box. On defense he had one interception, one clearance, six recoveries, and one aerial won.
Ryan Hollingshead (6.7) - Ryan was his usual solid self, and recovered nicely from some early shaky moments.
Bryan Acosta (6.4) - Bryan who is normally one of the most accurate passers on the team, struggled at points (much like the rest of the team) with his passing, finishing with 82.6% passing accuracy. He’s another player who played well, but did little to stand out.
Brandon Servania (5.9) - Brandon was involved in a horrid collision with Anton Tinnerholm, suffering a concussion, and had to leave the match in the 27th minute. The collision had occurred 10 minutes earlier, and many are questioning why it took so long for Servania to be replaced.
Jesus Ferreira (6.6) & Michael Barrios (6.5) - Michael and Chuy were both very involved in the attack, but were both sadly very ineffective. The two combined for eight shot attempts, but only one of those shots was on goal.
Dominique Badji (5.8) - Badji was nowhere to be found. He only had 17 touches in 57 minutes, before giving way to Mosquera.
Zdenek Ondrasek (6.7) - Cobra wasn’t very effective with his passing (66.7%), wasn’t involved with the defense at all, and had a yellow card. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that Cobra put one in the back of the net, his fifth goal, all in the last five matches. Cobra needs to maintain his goal a game pace, if FCD is to get some results in their last two matches of the regular season.
Santiago Mosquera (6.6) - Santi did twice what Badji did, in half the time. Looks like it’s time for Santiago to return to the starting line up at left wing. If only he can manage to stay healthy.
Luchi Gonzalez (6.4) - The biggest knock on Luchi, besides not getting three points, was the decision to keep Servania on the field, when it was clear that Servania was hurt following the collision.