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Workhorse of the Week vs. Seattle Sounders

Vote for your top player in FC Dallas’ home draw against the Seattle Sounders

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

A bunch of you made the case that Jesse Gonzalez deserved a Workhorse of the Week nod for his excellent goalkeeping in the blowout loss at Atlanta. Good for him.

FC Dallas is desperate for positive results to hang on to a rapidly slipping playoff berth, so many of us writers thought that the home game against Seattle was an opportunity for the team to get a big win and get things going again. Unfortunately, on Saturday night, things did not go the Hoops’ way. The slide continues with a 0-0 draw.

Was it all bad?

No, of course not. For a change, FC Dallas’ defense looked better organized and much more solid at the back. Hedges had some confidence back in him, making a few key challenges to stall Seattle advances. Walker was back to his normal self. Grana played with a little more conservative approach, which helped the back line find its footing.

The defense definitely helped secure the point at home, which at least was something.

The offense however couldn’t put it together. They looked dangerous at times. Mauro Diaz is starting to look better and better, which is a good sign, but if his teammates don’t step up and put balls away, it’s tough to place all the load on him. Definitely, this squad has a hole on the left side. Roland Lamah just hasn’t been able to fill what the team needs there, putting most of the attacking load on the right side, for better or worse.

It’s definitely time for Oscar Pareja and company to try something different. Does that mean throw everything out? No. Maybe Colman/Tesho and Urruti need a go up top, with Maxi drifting over to the left side to provide some defensive help. Maybe it means sitting Kellyn Acosta for a game or two. I don’t know - but there’s not much time to be patient and trust the guys are going to figure this one out.

Vote below for your player from Saturday’s draw.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Hernan Grana
    (0 votes)
  • 21%
    Walker Zimmerman
    (3 votes)
  • 28%
    Matt Hedges
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (0 votes)
  • 7%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Victor Ulloa
    (0 votes)
  • 21%
    Michael Barrios
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Javier Morales
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Mauro Diaz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Cristian Colman
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    No One
    (2 votes)
14 votes total Vote Now