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Workhorse of the Week vs. Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC

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Two games. Two wins. Plenty of choices for a Workhorse of the Week. Which FCD player stood out to you?

MLS: Los Angeles FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It was a near unanimous decision last week in our Workhorse vote. Jesse Gonzalez, with a stunning game at Toronto, crushed all competitors with 35 votes for the Workhorse nod. Rad.

As to this week...

First, FC Dallas traveled to the hostile confines of the StubHub Center to take on the once regular championship contenders LA Galaxy. I anticipated a draw. A road draw would have been an excellent result, but FC Dallas did one better, clawing another 3 points on the road to keep their run of form and point total soaring.

And they did some nasty stuff to LAG as in the gorgeous GIF above.

Second, FC Dallas held down home court with a solid victory against a somewhat depleted Los Angeles FC. The scoreline maybe should have been a bit better, but FCD hopefully turned a corner, closing out two tough games with feisty opponents who didn’t stop working for a result. Both of these games were team performances. Everyone seemed to pitch in and help out, and Oscar Pareja showed his willingness to try things to keep opponents guessing.

Are you feeling more hopeful as an FC Dallas fan?

There were a number of players that stood out - Ryan Hollingshead returned to the starting lineup and showed why he has class, smarts, and ability. Reto Ziegler looked like the defensive leader that this team needed. Reggie Cannon is really, really good. Victor Ulloa, Mauro Diaz, Kellyn Acosta, and Carlos Gruezo all put in their shifts. Even Cristian Colman scrounged up a goal. You have your pick of who you might vote for in this here straw poll.

A Note of Critique

The original vision for the Workhorse was to highlight the overlooked player, the guy who labored in the trenches to preserve a tough result or give his squad a boost. Sometimes, that can be the goal scorer, but often, it’s a defensive midfielder or defender who isn’t going to show up on the stat chart in a significant way. I offer that up to shape your votes, as I’ve heard a rumbling or two that our Workhorse vote tends to coincide with a Man of the Match. I can’t control your vote, but I do recommend tagging someone through this weekly article that doesn’t get as much credit as the ones putting the ball in the back of the net.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (1 vote)
  • 13%
    Reggie Cannon
    (7 votes)
  • 15%
    Reto Ziegler
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    Matt Hedges
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 50%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (26 votes)
  • 1%
    Victor Ulloa
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Jacori Hayes
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Mauro Diaz
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Cristian Colman
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
52 votes total Vote Now