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Workhorse of the Week vs Los Angeles FC

A road draw is a good thing. Which players stood out to you as FC Dallas stood tall away at Los Angeles FC?

MLS: FC Dallas at Los Angeles FC Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

In a nail biter last week, Santiago Mosquera and Jimmy Maurer both ended up tied for the Workhorse vote. If someone goes in and tosses a vote here or there, that may change. Congratulations to both of them though!

Away Points = Good

In some ways, I will never understand soccer. Like - why is it so hard to get results away? Fans are annoying, sure, but it’s soccer. Are the fans really that much of a distraction? Is being on another kind of soccer field really that off-putting? Is being away from home a drag on your style? It’s soccer. Pass the ball around. Score. Don’t you guys practice all week long? Why is it so tough?

Still, in a game where a bounce or two can reshape a season or a career, a road point is valuable. A year ago, if FC Dallas had managed to eke out a point like they did on Saturday against Los Angeles FC, they would have been in to the playoffs. Points are legit. LAFC is also no joke, a new kid on the block, but a talented squad with a good manager. FC Dallas was the recipient of a lucky bounce or two on Saturday, even if they had a chance to steal all three points here or there.

So, even if I don’t understand why it’s so hard from time to time, I’ll take it.

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Santiago Mosquera ended up with an assist in this game, but he was a workhorse of this team. Active. Creative. Energetic. We can see the promise, and as he keeps adjusting, the sky is the limit. I do think this team has an issue - you can’t play both Santi and Mauro, because both like to roam around. Unless they figure out a way to collaborate and stretch the field, that may not work.

Once again, Jimmy Maurer showed that he is one the signings of the offseason. And it’s not a decent keeper hiding behind a great back line either. Jimmy has had to do a lot of work himself, making it harder and harder to see when Jesse gets back in goal.

I do think this was a better defensive game all around for FC Dallas. They scrambled more, even if there were still too many lapses and disconnects. Reto Ziegler wasn’t perfect, but he was a lot better than last week. I also thought this may have been Reggie Cannon’s best game. Stay tuned.

Cast your vote below!

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Jimmy Maurer
    (3 votes)
  • 4%
    Reggie Cannon
    (1 vote)
  • 16%
    Matt Hedges
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Reto Ziegler
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Anton Nedyalkov
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Victor Ulloa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jacori Hayes
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (0 votes)
  • 45%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 8%
    Maxi Urruti
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
24 votes total Vote Now