Welcome back to another action packed week, as we continue to cover all four players currently out on loan, and the activity of FC Dallas affiliates.
Brandon Servania (SKN St. Pölten - Austrian Bundesliga):
After not playing in the previous two matches, Servania was back in the starting lineup for the Relegation Playoffs match against Reid. Servania got the start as one of the two defensive midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 formation.
He wasn’t very involved with the attack for three-fourths of the match, but was very involved on the defensive side. This all changed in the second half, when at some point, Servania was moved to right back. I watch the match, and I don’t recall at what point he was switched over to the back line, I only noticed that he had suddenly become more involved in the attack, at which point I realized that he was no longer playing in the center of the pitch. Brandon looked great in this role, he was very effective moving forward aggressively and causing the defense headaches. He actually made several dangerous runs into the box from the right wing, and had several dangerous passes/crosses into the box.
This is the second consecutive match that Servania has been asked to play right back and he has looked good enough that I’d like to see him get more minutes there.
SKN St Polten had to settle for a 0-0 draw, and are looking like favorites to be relegated.
Justin Che (Bayern Munich II - 3. Liga):
Since last week, Che has seen action in two matches for Bayern Munich II. On Tuesday, April 20th, Justin started and played the full match in a 1-1 draw at Zwickau.
Here’s a highlight video of every Che involvement, and he was heavily involved:
This Monday (April 26), Justin came off the bench to start the second half in a 4-0 loss against visiting Saarbrucken.
The draw and loss, combine to drop Bayern Munich II down to 18th place in the 3. Liga Table.
For your viewing pleasure, a Justin Che interview...in German (English subtitles):
Justin Che at Bayern Munich.— OneGoal (@OneGoalUS) April 23, 2021
Early impressions have been very positive. Already worked his way into the Bayern II lineup - an impressive task.
David Rodriguez (Atletico San Luis - Liga MX):
David was on the bench to start the match at Cruz Azul. He would enter the match at the beginning of the second half with Atletico San Luis trailing by a 2-1 score. Playing in his fourth Liga MX match (1 start), he had an excellent match and looked very dangerous throughout.
On the match highlights video, David becomes involved at the three minutes and 20 seconds mark. He was involved in the second Atletico goal, which was an own goal, and you can see in the highlight that David allowed the pass to go by him, into the legs of the left winger. David was also involved in several dangerous set piece opportunities, that almost resulted in the equalizing goal.
Atletico San Luis would suffer a 3-2 defeat at top of the table Cruz Azul.
Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma - Serie A): Bryan was an unused sub, in a 3-2 loss at Cagliari.
FC Dallas Puerto Rico & FC Dallas Guaynabo - There is currently a mandate in Puerto Rico that prevents any public sporting event, so no soccer matches allowed until the restrictions are lifted.
FC Dallas MX - FC Dallas MX got a 1-1 draw against visiting Cadereyta, and won the PK shoot 3-1 out to earn two points.
The draw and results elsewhere, combine to see FCD-MX climb to 3rd place on the Group 12 Table, and climb to 23rd place on the Liga TDP Overall Table.