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Workhorse of the Week vs. Houston Dynamo

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A tough road point at hot, sweaty, armpit-esque Houston. Who stood out to you as the workhorse of the week?

MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Hollingshead earned a Workhorse nod in our vote last week, counting kind of double for performances across three games. Good for him.

Escaping the Swamp With a Point

FC Dallas played a sweaty game of soccer down in Houston, the armpit-esque swampland of Texas. Even though Houston looked gassed and worn out, Matt Hedges and company gladly took a point back home to the less swampy confines of the DFW. Watching from afar, yes, fans can be a little perturbed that Lamah couldn’t bury his PK. Other chances were wasted, but Houston showed how dangerous they are in their ease of getting into their opponent’s final third. I like their bevy of attackers. Houston deserve to be respected for their offensive threat. Pareja probably knew it was best to slow things down near the end of the game and bring that vital road point home.

There are plenty of performances to give nod to.

Victor Ulloa was again a solid workhorse presence. Our very own Jason Poon does a great job breaking down his ongoing contribution to this team’s success in his latest Chalkboard piece. It makes it all the more wild that Kellyn is being traded away, when Victor is likely the player that should be getting looks from the USMNT and interest from other clubs. He is severely underrated.

Matt Hedges got a goal, so maybe he isn’t overlooked. Still, he’s worthy too. At the beginning of the season, as the team adjusted to life without Walker Zimmerman, I had that nagging little doubt that Hedges could potentially be on the decline, but he has continued to develop a solid partnership with Ziegler and exhibit his leadership on this squad. They so far have avoided the summer swoon.

Finally, I want to shower love on Reggie Cannon. The kid is a workhorse. He is young and fearless and a bundle of energy. He is our defensive version of Maxi Urruti, running even to the final whistle to make tackles and try to make something happen. We need a left back Reggie now coming up in the academy soon to complement him.

Anyway, stifle back your tears to see Kellyn leave us, and vote.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (0 votes)
  • 51%
    Reggie Cannon
    (14 votes)
  • 22%
    Matt Hedges
    (6 votes)
  • 3%
    Reto Ziegler
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    Victor Ulloa
    (4 votes)
  • 7%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Ryan Hollingshead
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kellyn Acosta
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Michael Barrios
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
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