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By RYAN TOLMICH
Following a disappointing midweek loss in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals, it would have been easy for FC Dallas to enter Saturday’s clash with the San Jose Earthquakes with splintered confidence. However, Fabian Castillo wasn’t going to let that happen.
The FC Dallas forward led the way as FC Dallas overwhelmed the Earthquakes on their way to a 5-0 victory. Castillo proved to be the catalyst for three FC Dallas goals, scoring two himself while also picking up an assist. The Columbian now has either a goal 0r an assist in each of his last 10 appearances .
Castillo proved to be the key cog in FC Dallas’ statement victory, earning the forward recognition as SBI MLS Player of the Week. Castillo beat out a strong group of candidates including Tesho Akindele, Justin Meram, Joao Plata and Dom Dwyer for this week’s honor.
What did you think of Castillo’s performance? Who impressed you the most in MLS Week 23?