Man of the Match: Ryan Hollingshead (8.2) - Ryan has been a revelation at left back for FCD, and people are finally starting to take notice. The first FCD goal was all fight and effort from Hollingshead:
Ryan Hollingshead c'est toujours clean, une frappe de loin sur une passe du Cobra Ondrasek et ça fait mouche pour l'ouverture du score du FC Dallas.— FC_Dallas FR (@FCDallasFR1) September 1, 2019
Et dire que Berhalter lui a préféré Lovitz, vraiment ça me dépasse ....#DTID #FCDvCIN pic.twitter.com/vLhx7VFcRt
Hollingshead has now scored a goal in each of his last three games. Ryan has managed to improve his scoring prowess, while continuing to be a force of defence. He would finish with two tackles, three interceptions, two clearances, seven recoveries, and three aerials won.
Jesse Gonzalez (6.2) - Jesse didn’t really have much to do against FCC, and it’s not his fault that Lamah was awarded a PK. Still, Jesse only faced two shots on goal, and finished with one save. Jesse didn’t really need to have a good game against FCC, so his score is not indicative of his performance, and more of the fact that he had little to do.
Reto Ziegler (6.6) - Reto may have only had one interception and one blocked shot, but he also had 10 recoveries, and a team leading 95.4% passing accuracy
Matt Hedges (6.9) - Matt had a solid match against a pretty hapless FC Cincinnati attack.
Reggie Cannon (6.2) - Reggie had a pretty solid yet uneventful night. His score is only brought down by his yellow card.
Bryan Acosta (6.4) & Brandon Servania (6.5) - Bryan and Brandon combined to help FCD control the match with 63% to 37% possession advantage. Bryan actually had a strong game on defense, but getting a dumb yellow cost him.
Jesus Ferreira (7.2) - Jesus had an assist on the second FCD goal, which was scored by Barrios. Jesus has begun to excel at the 10 spot for FCD, which brings serious questions in regards to what will happen once Paxton returns to the starting lineup.
Michael Barrios (7.9) - Michael is another player who continues to make a strong case as the teams MVP. He would score the game winner in the first half:
Barrios would finish with three shot attempts, two shots on goal, one goal, five key passes, and had 61 touches, which was almost twice as much as any other attacker.
Dominique Badji (6.4) - Badji had a much better match than his rating would indicate, but getting a yellow knocks him down a peg or two.
Zdenek Ondrasek (8.1) - Cobra had an assist in the Hollingshead goal, and would add a goal of his own:
Cobra has had quite an amazing three games:
58+ - In the month of August, FC Dallas striker Zdenek Ondrasek averaged a goal every 58+ minutes. He is the third player this season to average a goal every 60 minutes or fewer in a month in which they scored 4+ goals in #MLS play. Strike. #DTID #OptaPerformersOfTheMonth pic.twitter.com/8U14eosaWq— OptaJack⚽️ (@OptaJack) September 2, 2019
Ricardo Pepi (6.2), Paxton Pomykal (6.8), & Bressan (6.1) - Of the three reserves, only Paxton played significant minutes, and looked sharp enough that it may be time for him to return to the starting lineup
Luchi Gonzalez (7.6) - It’s hard to give a manager a rating against a weak opponent like FC CIncinnati, but at the end of the day, Luchi delivered the desired result and his team was never really threatened.