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Workhorse of the Week vs. Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC

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A massive week for FC Dallas and two wins to plug along in the Open Cup and league play. Vote for your top player in both matches.

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Congratulations to Maxi Urruti for his Workhorse of the Week nod. He continued that scintillating play this past week as well. Good for him!

With two more matches behind them, first at home against the Colorado Rapids in Open Cup play and then at home against league leading Toronto FC, this was a massive matchup. Let’s put it all in perspective.

First, spring has not been the kindest to FC Dallas. May has been hard. The team has not been clicking, sparing just enough goals to edge out a single win and some draws. It’s just been a slog.

Second, it’s Gold Cup time. Players are being called up to their national teams, including Matt Hedges and Kellyn Acosta. Walker Zimmerman is injured too. Maynor Figueroa has been away here and there. Just a tough time for man management.

Third, Mauro Diaz has finally been getting back into shape. When he is on the field, he’s been a boost, but you can tell that things aren’t quite there. When you are trying to keep momentum in a tough season, it’s hard if your best player hasn’t quite clicked yet on top of everything else.

With all that context tossed out, FC Dallas may have turned that corner this past week.

Against Colorado, FC Dallas continued to build their depth, giving youngsters some starts and opportunity to keep a back to back Open Cup trophy in their sights. The team showed well, earning a 3-1 victory to advance.

Against Toronto, FCD managed to easily put away the league leaders and arguably the hottest team in MLS like it was child’s play. I wish I could do the stays on how many back line configurations this team has had so far, but we saw yet another permutation with Ryan Hollingshead at left back and Figueroa and Harris lining up in the middle. Best of all, Mauro Diaz showed that he is definitely back.

Who do you want to vote for across both competitions? There’s too many.

Victor Ulloa deserves plenty of love for his stalwart play in both games, 180 minutes of gritty, confident, consistent midfield work. I love this guy. He is FC Dallas.

Ryan Hollingshead also went 180 minutes across competitions, showing he has recovered from offseason surgery and is a vital piece to this intricate puzzle that Pareja and company have crafted.

You can’t fault Mauro Diaz for turning the corner and leading this team across both games.

Do you want to show love for Carlos Cermeno who is carving out a place on this team?

Or Roland Lamah for finding the net again on Saturday night?

There’s too many to recommend, so make your case below... and vote!

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Chris Seitz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Reggie Cannon
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Hernan Grana
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Walker Hume
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Atiba Harris
    (1 vote)
  • 12%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Aaron Guillen
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Carlos Cermeno
    (0 votes)
  • 8%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (2 votes)
  • 33%
    Victor Ulloa
    (8 votes)
  • 8%
    Mauro Diaz
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Javier Morales
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Paxton Pomykal
    (0 votes)
  • 16%
    Roland Lamah
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Cristian Colman
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 8%
    Maxi Urruti
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now