When reigning MLS MVP David Ferreira went down with a broken ankle, 2010 Western Conference champion FC Dallas figured to struggle while finding a way to replace the catalyst for the team's attack.
Instead, the Red Stripes found their groove.
FC Dallas went 4-0-3 in the month of May to easily capture SBI's Team of the Month honors. Included in that seven-game stretch was a five-match shutout streak that reached 530 minutes before being snapped in Houston over the weekend.
The likes of Kevin Hartman, Brek Shea, Fabian Castillo, George John and Ugo Ihemelu all raised their games to help lift FC Dallas to second place in the Western Conference, seven points behind Los Angeles. Dallas, which beat L.A. to begin the month, has two games in hand.
Which team gets your vote for May's Team of the Month? Impressed with FCD's play in light of Ferreira's injury?
Share your thoughts below.