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News and Notes Feb. 16 - Injury Update, Pearce Fallout

Schellas Hyndman scouts the club during Tuesday's scrimmage with Houston Baptist. (Photo via FC Dallas)
Schellas Hyndman scouts the club during Tuesday's scrimmage with Houston Baptist. (Photo via FC Dallas)

Boy yesterday sure was fun, wasn't it? It seems no one is safe from getting cut or traded right now but thankfully today was an event free day in terms of roster moves. There has been plenty of fall out from the Heath Pearce trade with Chivas USA that only yielded allocation money for FC Dallas, but more on that in a bit. 

First up are some injury updates for the club. 

Those out long term:

Edson Edwards - torn ACL, having surgery next week. A timetable for his return hasn't been discussed yet but most ACL surgeries take months to recover from.

Kyle Davies - still out for about two more months. He is currently in a walking boot but the team says he should get that off next week.

Ugo Ihemelu - Had the sports-hernia surgery last week, Hyndman said to hoping to have him ready for the opener on March 19.

Banged up but coming back:

George John - Training but not a 100% just yet. Slow and steady will be his course of return.

Daniel Hernandez - Same as John, the club continues to monitor and take things slowly with the veteran captain. 

Zac Loyd - Back in training after missing Saturday's Dynamo game with an eye injury. Should see action against SMU on Friday.

Charlie Campbell - Has a hamstring issue, not good for the rookie hoping to make the team.

Craig Hill - Daniel mentioned in his practice report earlier that he was banged up. Not a good thing to have for a guy that is trying to make the roster. 

Jonathan Top - Picked up an ankle injury recently with the U18 national team. 

(For more news and notes on the Pearce trade fall out click to read more)

Pearce Trade Fallout:

McCarthy's Musings: Pearce Deal Highlights Two Clubs In Different Stages - Goal.com

A deeper look into the trade for both Chivas USA and FC Dallas. Kyle McCarthy sees this deal in an interesting manner and one that is worth checking out. He shows that this trade is more than just a deal for a defender (or allocation money). 

Heath Pearce a 'luxury,' Robin Fraser says - Soccer Blog - ESPN Los Angeles

On the Chivas side of things, new manager Robin Fraser adds Pearce to what is slowly becoming a crowded defense. I have to say, having Pearce along with rookie Zarek Valentin, Jimmy Conrad, and Andrew Boyens, Fraser is quickly making this defense one of the better ones in the league. He did wonders to Real Salt Lake's defense in his time as assistant there, why not with Chivas too?

Marketing:

Marketing in Dallas: Interview with FC Dallas " Footiebusiness

A cool interview with FC Dallas Marketing Director Justin McCord (a good friend of BigDSoccer by the way). Lots of interesting goodies on how the club markets itself to the community, the new marketing plan (which we discussed here recently), and the club's season ticket sales that have been widely reported this winter. 

Interview with Chris Seitz:

Exclusive: A Matured Chris Seitz Faces New Challenge In Dallas - Brotherly Game

Want to know a little something about new FC Dallas keeper Chris Seitz? SB Nation's Brotherly Game has you covered in this in-depth interview with the keeper. Seitz seems like a good kid and one that will fit in well in the locker room here in Dallas.