Four New Trialists With FCD

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With the roster cuts and players missing from post-season practice these days, the training sessions can be a little sparse, but on Tuesday morning there were four new names at FCD training with a couple of them having some real interest

Charlie Campbell

Campbell was drafted by FCD in the 2nd round of the 2011 Superdraft and showed well in pre-season but kind of got caught up in a numbers game and failed to make the squad. A player that generally plays as an outside mid/outside back, Campbell has been somewhat of a glue guy playing for USL Pro Regular Season Champs Orlando City FC, playing a few different positions.

For FC Dallas, he would probably be a player in the mold of Carlos Rodriguez as an outside mid/back with a good engine who would be a cheap option. In fact, Campbell, should he return in pre-season, is probably in direct competition with Rodriguez for a roster spot given that he would likely be cheaper and not take up an international spot.

Peter Luccin

Peter Luccin is the biggest name of the four having played for European giants like Atletico Madrid and PSG. He's a French defensive midfielder that isn't really a physically imposing player, but he reads the game with obvious class and didn't really turn the ball over.

Luccin seems like a guy that would be more of an option as a backup defensive midfielder, though I'm not sure how seriously FCD is looking at him. It's just a trial after all.

Keith Savage

The son of former USMNT player Bruce Savage, Keith played a few games for Chivas USA a few years ago and has played for Portland and most-recently NASL champions Tampa Bay Rowdies. Keith is a really tall, fairly lanky central midfielder who showed a little bit, but his pedigree seems to suggest he's more of a lower league player.

Kris Bright

Bright is a New Zealander with a very well-documented Wikipedia page and an incredibly well-traveled career that has been through Holland, England, Hungary, Malta and Finland. He seemed like a pretty plucky forward that's more of a poacher.

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