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Workhorse of the Week vs. Seattle Sounders

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THREE POINTS. This season has truly and officially begun. Which player stood out to you in FC Dallas’ romp over the hapless Seattle Sounders?

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Oh, wow. Three big goals, an overall solid team effort, and FC Dallas really has the season underway with a solid three points against what some predict as a potential Western Conference top tier squad in the Seattle Sounders. Roland Lamah provided two goals, making a case for more starts to come, and Maxi Urruti slotted away a very nice goal from distance. All in all, this was a great performance, a confidence boost for this team that did not start the season off firing on all cylinders.

Do we take larger lessons from this nice home win, or do we maintain caution for the future?

Maybe a little of both.

Here are my picks for Workhorse of the Week. You vote below.

Anton Nedyalkov - The Bulgarian LB was physical and active all over the field. You can see how his athletic presence and hunger is what this back line has needed in that position. Great to see him make his official MLS debut.

Jacori Hayes - Once again, Jacori put in a good shift, even taking one for the team that resulted in Clint Dempsey getting sent off. It’s exciting to watch this kid’s poise. He is definitely adjusting to the speed and physicality of the game, but Kellyn Acosta’s absence is far less of a concern as of late.

Roland Lamah - We dismiss Roland a lot on this site. I admit that I do it, but for whatever reason, he clicks in certain games and shows his quality. This was a game when we needed an offensive-minded player to take care of business. The opening goal was about making the smart decision and keeping things simple. Sometimes, this team makes the game of soccer a bit too complicated for their own good. Lamah was solid.

Matt Hedges - Despite Seattle being depleted and down a man, I think this was a nice defensive comeback for our fearless captain. Let’s face it - Hedges has not looked great for months now, but this was a game in which he was quietly good and even managed a couple of wow moments with a pass or two. Keep it coming.

Vote!

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jimmy Maurer
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Reggie Cannon
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Matt Hedges
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Rito Ziegler
    (1 vote)
  • 43%
    Anton Nedyalkov
    (29 votes)
  • 7%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (5 votes)
  • 16%
    Jacori Hayes
    (11 votes)
  • 6%
    Mauro Diaz
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Paxton Pomykal
    (1 vote)
  • 6%
    Michael Barrios
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 10%
    Roland Lamah
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Cristian Colman
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
66 votes total Vote Now