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A big win at home. Which player stood out to you as FCD’s Workhorse of the Week?

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off of two losses, FC Dallas took to the field on Saturday evening with confidence despite a long rain delay to dispel any notion that a second half collapse was underway.

On a right place, right time goal from Maynor Figueroa, a scintillating stunner from Michael Barrios, and clean, efficient, commanding performance from Matt Hedges’ defensive unit, the boys in red got back to their winning ways. All in all, this was an excellent performance. Granted, Minnesota may have been missing their best player, but FC Dallas treated the match in the words of Coach Oscar Pareja - “with professionalism”. The result was never in true doubt, even if it took a while to grab that first goal.

I want to celebrate a few players who in particular shined:

Reggie Cannon

Reggie continues to show growing confidence in finding that right balance between attack and defense. At the beginning of the season, he played quite conservatively, mostly circulating the ball and seeking to be supportive. With each game though, even as he struggles with fitness or exhaustion, he is showing more willingness to be a difference maker in the final third. His speed also makes up for most moments when he gets caught up field. Another excellent game from Reggie, and he was unlucky not to get on the score sheet.

Matt Hedges

The soon-to-be dad notched his 200th appearance for the club in this game, and he put on another solid performance that snuffed out attacks, led the back line, and showcased his personal fire on behalf of his squad. I know Matt may get seen as more of a quiet leader, but 200 games is an incredible achievement for him. Where he goes, this team follows.

Pablo Aranguiz

What a nice performance from Pablo, aka the Little Prince. Definite fire and desire to compete. Are we really going with that nickname though? I can’t wait to see how other players like Santi step up with Pablo’s added competition.

Oscar Pareja

While you won’t be able to vote on Coach Papi below, Oscar earned his 100th victory as FC Dallas head coach. What a milestone!

Vote for your top player below, and tell me why in the comments below.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Jimmy Maurer
    (0 votes)
  • 30%
    Reggie Cannon
    (14 votes)
  • 17%
    Matt Hedges
    (8 votes)
  • 6%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (3 votes)
  • 4%
    Marquinhos Pedroso
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Ulloa
    (0 votes)
  • 2%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (1 vote)
  • 36%
    Pablo Aranguiz
    (17 votes)
  • 2%
    Michael Barrios
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Maxi Urruti
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Roland Lamah
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Paxton Pomykal
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    No One
    (0 votes)
46 votes total Vote Now