Congratulations to Tesho Akindele for getting the Workhorse of the Week nod against the San Jose Earthquakes. A total of 22 people voted, so there simply wasn't much enthusiasm after watching FC Dallas twice claw back to level things at home. Still, he was one of the brighter spots for the team.
Before last week, I hoped for reasonable losses and gutsy draws from the brutal schedule. Everything seemed stacked up against FC Dallas.
- Playing the hated Portland Timbers on their field in front of their fans.
- Missing Mauro Diaz again.
- An offense that was struggling to click without their playmaker.
- An historic inability to win at Portland.
- Lots of travel and little rest.