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Disaster! FC Dallas meets its match against the New York Red Bulls. Did any player stand out to you as deserving of the Workhorse of the Week?

MLS: FC Dallas at New York Red Bulls Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Our vote tallies are rapidly dropping off, coincidentally as FC Dallas’ form drops off. Out of 16 votes, only Maxi Urruti earned 5, enough to claim a Workhorse nod from you voters for his work rate in the Open Cup loss.

Do we panic or not panic?

FC Dallas was thoroughly whooped in New Jersey last weekend.

There’s really not much else to say.

FC Dallas didn’t play well. Even up a man, they looked disconnected and sluggish, tired and confused. Sure, there were a couple of moments early on when it looked like FC Dallas might be up for the game, but New York Red Bulls looked up a man for most of the match. It wasn’t even close, and it was disappointing for us to fans to watch that brand of football on the field. I get the twitter angst, and some pushback by players.

Do we (fans) freak out or move on to the next week?

Panic: FC Dallas got destroyed by a 10 man team.

Don’t panic: This is only FC Dallas’ second loss of the regular season. Chill out. And NYRB are pretty good.

Panic: Pareja really overthought this one with a 3-5-2. What the hell is our coach trying to do?

Don’t panic: FC Dallas never expected much of a result in Harrison, NJ, so the team had a chance to try something else out. We’ve seen the 3-5-2 before.

Panic: Michael Barrios is terrible.

Don’t panic: He’s always been streaky. Chill out. (Although, he has been pretty bad lately.)

Panic: Mauro Diaz didn’t travel. Mauro is not committed to the squad or is being sold.

Don’t panic: Mauro evidently had some sort of knock in practice this past week, and Pareja seems to be intent on managing his minutes carefully. Not a bad thing if it keeps him fresh for the playoff run.

Panic: The team sold Anton Nedyalkov just in time for Ryan Hollingshead to have his worst game of his career (potentially).

Don’t panic: It was a weird formation, and every player has a bad game or two.

Panic: Reto Ziegler got another red card. The guy is a liability.

Don’t panic: Yes, this is concerning, but we may not see him at his best til later in the season. He’s still adjusting to this league.

Panic: Kellyn Acosta isn’t right and has become a locker room problem.

Don’t panic: Kellyn is still recovering from injury. This is a growing moment for the youngster with eyes toward Europe. Let’s see how he responds.

Panic: Our depth looks thin at the moment.

Don’t panic: While it does, the window may be opening for minutes going to younger guys, as well as a key post-World Cup signing or two to bolster the defense and attack.

Panic: FC Dallas is beginning its summer swoon.

Don’t panic: Let’s wait and see. This Friday against the dreadful Loons will tell us more.

I admit there are reasons to panic and plenty of reasons to chill out and relax. For the most part, as disappointing a performance Saturday was, the season is still bright. Let’s see how Friday goes before we start fidgeting in our seats.

Vote

Was there anyone who played well on Saturday? Anyone at all?

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Reggie Cannon
    (0 votes)
  • 13%
    Matt Hedges
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Reto Ziegler
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (1 vote)
  • 13%
    Jacori Hayes
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Maxi Urruti
    (1 vote)
  • 13%
    Paxton Pomykal
    (3 votes)
  • 52%
    No One
    (12 votes)
23 votes total Vote Now