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Workhorse of the Week vs Orlando City

FC Dallas took care of business at home against a not so magical Orlando City. Who was your Workhorse of the Week?

MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

We continue to give some deserved love to Captain America, Matt Hedges, for his relentless defense and leadership last week against Portland. This week, he probably deserves an equal amount of love.

Big 3 Points

FC Dallas keeps inching ever closer to a bye, which will do wonders for this team’s energy level once playoffs arrive. Each game is beginning to take on that do or die spirit that we love late in the season. Even though Orlando has been eliminated from playoff contention, no game is a gimme. Orlando looked in stretches like a team hungry to prove themselves for next year in front of their new head coach. They still have plenty of quality.

But not enough to undo FC Dallas at home.

I concur that this was a professional performance from the home team. Jesse Gonzalez was really big in this one, coming up with some Superman-esque saves to deny Orlando. That is what he will need to keep doing if FCD can keep their run going deep into the playoffs. The defense overall commanded the game well and got better and better. Our midfield is clicking in so many areas.

Only the offense remains a question mark - but it continues to seem like Santiago Mosquera is part of the answer. I don’t mind Pareja starting Aranguiz to try to keep guys fresh and give the youngster more minutes to acclimate himself. He may need to be a difference maker at some point in the playoffs - give him minutes to get him ready for that moment. Right?

Who will you vote for?

I am going to highly recommend either Carlos Gruezo or Victor Ulloa who continue to do yeoman like work and make things difficult for opponents. Their play is going to be crucial, and they seem to be up for it. Victor getting a goal was particularly nice, but Carlos looks to be ready to get a crucial goal as well. Add Jesse to the list a worthy of a vote too. Too may guys to recommend this time around.

So, convince us if you have a preference in the comments below. Tell us who to vote for.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Reggie Cannon
    (1 vote)
  • 25%
    Matt Hedges
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Reto Ziegler
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (1 vote)
  • 12%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (4 votes)
  • 12%
    Victor Ulloa
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Abel Aguilar
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Michael Barrios
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Pablo Aranguiz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 16%
    Maxi Urruti
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Dominique Badji
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
31 votes total Vote Now