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Finding A Spot For Brek Shea

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FRISCO, TX - MAY 8: Brek Shea #20 of FC Dallas dribbles the ball against D.C. United at Pizza Hut Park on May 8, 2010 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
FRISCO, TX - MAY 8: Brek Shea #20 of FC Dallas dribbles the ball against D.C. United at Pizza Hut Park on May 8, 2010 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)
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The debate rolls on. One week he shines at left back, the next week he's doing great things on the left wing. Schellas Hyndman probably still wants him in the center of defense while it wouldn't shock too many folks to see him play somewhere like striker or even center-mid before long.

Of course I am talking about Brek Shea here.

Time and time again we've seen him moved around the pitch this season in hopes of Hyndman finding his natural spot with this club. Last week against the Portland Timbers it was the move up the field for Shea that helped FC Dallas get back in the game and nearly tie it up late. Before then he was still at left back and was part of the reason Dallas gave up three goals.

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Get this, thanks to Robert Casner (the FC Dallas beat writer for FCDallas.com), he tallied up Shea's minutes at each position.

In four games, played Shea has logged 325 total minutes - 154 at left back, 145 minutes at center back and 26 minutes at left midfield.

Pretty interesting stuff for the 21-year old nomad.

I've mentioned on here before how I do like him in the defense and believe that is a natural fit for him and his skill set but I can't deny that his proper place on FC Dallas may still be the left wing. Finding quality on the left side is tough for any club and Dallas is lucky enough to have depth in both the left back and left wing spot.

So I come to you, the FC Dallas public, where do you want Shea? We know come tomorrow he'll be in Hyndman's starting XI, but the question is where?