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Workhorse of the Week vs. Columbus Crew

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FC Dallas might feel grateful to earn a point in a 0-0 draw at home against the Crew. What are you thinking? Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

MLS: Columbus Crew at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

For some reason, only 16 of you voted in the last article, so Michael Barrios and Reggie Cannon ended up tied for the Workhorse nod before the international break. Good for them.

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I was hopeful after the international break that fresh legs and motivation would get FC Dallas started on a nice run. A home win would have kickstarted that effort, but Columbus is a solid team. They may not have the firepower of others, but they are indeed well-organized and solid all over. It’s possible to see them make a deep playoff run if the chips fall the right way.

But in Frisco? Surely, FC Dallas has to come away the better team... right?

I don’t blame fans for walking away in disappointment after this one. Coach Pareja’s postgame comments also indicated an awareness that FCD did not click in this one, allowing their opponent to get into some juicy spaces and look maybe the more dangerous team over the course of 90+ minutes. A draw was probably fine considering it wasn’t Hedges and co’s night.

Missed passes... missed positioning... a lack of energy.

And maybe even a few mishandled subs.

However, Matt Hedges taking a knock. Losing your star defender is enough to challenge a lot of team’s strategy. Imagine if Pareja had one more offensive sub at disposal - maybe FCD would have come away with more points. The Aguilar sub was a little extra protection in case Figueroa struggled. Lock down the midfield, protect the back four, and then look for the counter. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out.

Still, a point is a point as FC Dallas looks to lock down a playoff spot.

How are you feeling after the home draw? Deflated? Okay? Hopeful?

Bonus Fan Question

Philosophical Question: does someone from Grapevine or Southlake have permission to claim to be from Dallas? How about Plano? Where does one draw the line?

Vote

Vote for your Workhorse of the Week. I’m going to suggest Reto Ziegler as he provided leadership over the 90 minutes to insure the clean sheet.

Poll

Cast your vote for the Workhorse of the Week.

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Jesse Gonzalez
    (1 vote)
  • 3%
    Reggie Cannon
    (1 vote)
  • 21%
    Reto Ziegler
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Matt Hedges
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Maynor Figueroa
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Marquinhos Pedroso
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Carlos Gruezo
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Victor Ulloa
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Abel Aguilar
    (0 votes)
  • 39%
    Michael Barrios
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Santiago Mosquera
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Tesho Akindele
    (0 votes)
  • 7%
    Maxi Urruti
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Dominique Badji
    (0 votes)
  • 21%
    No One
    (6 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now