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One week, two games. Plenty of FC Dallas players to vote for i this Workhorse of the Week.

MLS: Montreal Impact at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Congratulations to Ryan Hollingshead for last week’s Workhorse win. Will he keep it up?

This Was a Long Week

FC Dallas went down to San Antonio to begin their Open Cup campaign, never an easy proposition when you are away from home and playing a lower division team. Bobby Warshaw made the point on a recent ExtraTime Radio podcast that all of those lower level games are slogs - the soccer isn’t pretty. You just want to avoid injuries and get the vital win, and that’s exactly what FC Dallas did.

Back home on Saturday, the squad welcomed the Montreal Impact with the hopes of another home win to keep their standings and form climbing. While they did get the 3 points, there were a couple of things to be concerned about. For one, it wasn’t their prettiest game, but neither was that Open Cup win. More importantly, Santiago Mosquera may be out for a few weeks dealing with a hamstring. These brutal weeks, even with the points, are going to test the character of this team.

What’s most important - getting results whether on the road or at home.

As long as FC Dallas can find it in themselves with a solid amount of roster rotation to snag those points, the season will continue to look very, very bright.

Who stood out to you?

With two games this week, there are plenty of players to show some love.

Reggie Cannon is quietly worthy of some love for his 180+ minutes of action this week. He was competent and stout and showed strong legs to endure a brutal week. He may not have been at his best necessarily, but he was more than good enough. It’s a great sign when you can trust your young RB in a long week.

Likewise, Matt Hedges was the rock in the middle and played a (small/large) part in an important own goal at home against Montreal. He was all over the field and seems to be regaining his legs after last year’s spotty run of form. There are quibbles to be had about the defense’s performance at San Antonio, but Hedges wasn’t the culprit there.

Who else stood out to you? This definitely feels like a defense kind of week. Vote below!

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jimmy Maurer
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Jordan Cano
    (0 votes)
  • 47%
    Reggie Cannon
    (10 votes)
  • 38%
    Matt Hedges
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Reto Ziegler
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (1 vote)
  • 4%
    Victor Ulloa
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Jacori Hayes
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Paxton Pomykal
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Mauro Diaz
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Ema Twumasi
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Cristian Colman
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
21 votes total Vote Now