FC Dallas may have gotten the nicest weekend to kickoff their 2014 preseason and the Oscar Pareja era. Temperatures this past weekend were in the 60s for the most part and that certainly made for a nice opening to the year.
FCD will train for the majority of this week here in Frisco before traveling to UAE later this week for their trip to Dubai.
FC Dallas Training Schedule:
|Monday Jan 27||9am||Training||Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center|
|Tuesday Jan 28||9am||Training||Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center|
|Wednesday Jan 29||9am||Training||Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center|
|Thursday Jan 30||11am||Travel to UAE||---|
FCD will not be traveling to UAE with any players on trial, other than those that are unsigned draft picks like Nicholas Walker and Ronny Mendoza. I would expect FC Dallas to pick up a couple trialist when they return to the US before they head to Florida in the middle of this month.
Below is the current preseason roster for Oscar Pareja:
GK (5): Raul Fernandez, Chris Seitz, Richard Sanchez, Kyle Zobeck, Jesse Gonzalez.
DEF (12): Moises Hernandez, Jair Benitez, George John, Zach Loyd, London Woodberry, Stephen Keel, Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Michel, Nick Walker, Ronny Mendoza.
MID (9): Andrew Jacobson, Adam Moffat, Peter Luccin, Mauro Diaz, Ryan Hollingshead, Cobi Span, Bobby Warshaw, Danny Garcia, Je-Vaughn Watson.
FWD (6): Blas Perez, Fabian Castillo, Bradlee Baladez, Tesho Akindele, Eric Hassli, Jonathan Top.
FCDallas.com had plenty of good material over the weekend from the first training session. I suggest starting out with this bit on Fabian Castillo. No doubt it is a big year for the forth-year attacker. We'll begin our preseason look at the players here shortly, no doubt Castillo will be a hot topic this year with Pareja back in Frisco.
FCDallas.com also has a nice little photo gallery to the first day of training. Here is a video of newcomer Adam Moffat discussing his first training session in Frisco. And the more I watch this video, the more I am ready for March 8.