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Workhorse of the Week vs. Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo

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A loss and a home draw. Did anyone stand out? Who was your top player?

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, we had a tight one, but NO ONE edged out Matt Hedges for the Workhorse poll of the week. Tough one, Matt. Sorry, dude, but lose at home at San Jose and I cannot promise anything.

This was a tough week for FC Dallas - two games, beginning with a game at Chicago Fire. And really in the opening ten minutes or so, this game was exciting and messy, producing a flurry of goals before it all ultimately settled down. An away loss is disappointing, but FC Dallas definitely fielded a less than full strength squad for this one and held their own. Some youngsters got minutes, including Walker Hume and Cermeno.

Disappointing but only relatively disappointing.

Most of us were more expectant for FC Dallas’ matchup against the hated Houston Dynamo. And boy, we were let down. While a home draw may not be the end of the world, FC Dallas generated more than enough shots on goal to get something out of the game. Houston played strong defense. FC Dallas could not get things to click. This was pretty disappointing.

The good news is that Mauro Diaz made the field. He should be back in the starting XI sometime soon and might be the key to get this team back on track. Let’s hope so.

Here are my suggestions for votes this week.

Matt Hedges - Don’t be that harsh and vote for no one this week. Matt Hedges played 180+ minutes and was FC Dallas’ highlight. Both times he had to go most of the game without his regular partner in Walker Zimmerman, covering mistakes and keeping FCD in the match. Kudos to him and his USMNT call up.

Cristian Colman - Colman also gave a bunch of minutes to the team, and Jason Poon makes a strong case that he was one of the bright spots against Houston. (Go argue with him if you disagree.) I feel less buoyed by that argument. This team needs goal, so even a slight chance needs to be taken with some ruthless efficiency. We need Colman to break out.

Granted, the kid is young and needs seasoning. I’d say to be patient and give him until at least halfway through 2018 before claiming bust. I understand your disappointment though.

Jesse Gonzales - Jesse preserved the shutout at home and also showed why he is officially our No. 1 going forward. Chris Seitz started that game at Chicago without the sharpness that we needed. Jesse showed why he is better there going forward. Good solid performance from him on Sunday.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Chris Seitz
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (4 votes)
  • 3%
    Hernan Grana
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Atiba Harris
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Walker Hume
    (0 votes)
  • 48%
    Matt Hedges
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Aaron Guillen
    (0 votes)
  • 11%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Carlos Cermeno
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Ulloa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Mauro Diaz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    Cristian Colman
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
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