We're counting down the days before First Kick (or more likely, Players' Strike) and FC Dallas will be headed down I-35 again to face the San Antonio Scorpions in their final pre-season tune up on Saturday.
It's just pre-season, but who would you select to face off against the Scorpions? Pre-season has always been a time for the team to get looks at potential signees, work in new players and get the team on the same page for the upcoming season. So far Oscar Pareja has done just that, giving trialists plenty of minutes, and giving players some time to adjust to their new positions or assignments (like Atiba Harris' conversion to right back).
This year, we'd like to kick off a new series where we want to hear from you. Much like the 'Position Battles' series, we want to know what you guys think before each match on who should not only make the starting XI but also the bench as well. We're not interested in what you think Pareja will do, but instead give you guys a chance to voice what you would do if you were in charge of the club. Who would you select to make the 18? What formation will you roll out? Who do you think needs more minutes to work off the pre-season rust? Who do you want to see more of so you can determine whether you think he's FCD material? Do you start a strong team to get Dallas ready to start the season off strong? Or do you not risk any of your starting XI to injury and let the backups and trialists play?
Vote below for the players, then sound off in the comments with your selection and formation.
*Quick note, I'm purposefully leaving positions (outside of GK) out of this so you can potentially alter the lineup entirely. So say you want to do a 3-5-2 or 3-3-3-2 or 4-2-4 or 4-6-0, you are free to do so without being confined by position listings.*
To view the results, click here.
(Credit to We Ain't Got No History for the idea.)