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Workhorse of the Week vs Sporting Kansas City

FC Dallas gave a valiant effort at Kansas City but were unable to advance in the Open Cup competition. Vote for your top player from their away match performance.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Sporting KC vs FC Dallas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

With only a small number of votes cast across two games, Reggie Cannon edged out Matt Hedges for a Workhorse nod across two games last week.

The World Cup Break

I have to admit - the World Cup is fun. I’m not able to watch as much as I like with a June post-graduate class in session, but the unpredictability of some results are entertaining. Mexico beating Germany was both conflict inducing and exhilarating. This is why we watch the beautiful game on the international stage.

But - I wish there was more soccer. For me, soccer options at every hour throughout the day would be ideal. Live. Constantly. There should always be some soccer to watch, whether I wake up at 3 AM or get up for breakfast. Someone important should make it happen.

Not a Bad Performance

Back to FC Dallas, the Open Cup match against Sporting Kansas City was a disappointment... with some caveats. FC Dallas had nothing to lose to bring a solid lineup to Kansas City and work for a tough away result, and for a stretch of the match, it looked like a reality. Sporting Kansas City is an absolutely tough place to play, a fortress. Few of us soccer bloggers had high hopes for FC Dallas to advance in the Cup, but anything was possible, right?

Ultimately, FC Dallas played decently. They weren’t at their best, but they got two scrappy goals to make things interesting. For a minute, it looked like advancing was possible, but as the game wore down, Sporting Kansas City took control and looked both more dangerous and more comfortable. It was clear that if the game had gone to extra time, FC Dallas’ heavy legs would have let them down.

Was it a bad performance? No. But was it disappointing? Sure.

I do give credit to Maxi Urruti for giving it his all though. Plenty of FCD players left it on the field, even if the end product wasn’t as good as it should have been.

Who stood out to you as a Workhorse type player for FC Dallas?

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    Reggie Cannon
    (2 votes)
  • 25%
    Matt Hedges
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Reto Ziegler
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Victor Ulloa
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Jacori Hayes
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Mauro Diaz
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    Roland Lamah
    (1 vote)
  • 31%
    Maxi Urruti
    (5 votes)
  • 6%
    No One
    (1 vote)
16 votes total Vote Now