Thiago Santos vs Philadelphia
Matthew Emmons | USA Today

FC Dallas Midfielder Thiago Santos Included in MLS' First Team of the Week for 2020

FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas midfielder Thiago Santos was included in Major League Soccer’s first Team of the Week, after his standout performance against Philadelphia Union in Saturday’s 2-0 victory.

Santos, who made his FC Dallas and MLS debut, went the full 90 and displayed his physical prowess throughout the contest, as he, Tanner Tessmann and Jesús Ferreira helped keep Philadelphia’s midfield quiet for most of the night.

In the second half, Santos nearly opened his scoring account, but put his effort into the side netting. After a long, box-to-box run forward, Santos got on the end of a Reggie Cannon pass and unleashed his strike from a tough angle, just missing out on a debut goal.

Santos and his FC Dallas teammates will look to continue their early form against Montreal Impact on Saturday at Toyota Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 pm.