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Dallas tops collegiate opposition again
by Ridge Mahoney, February 17th, 2010 7AM

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[MLS] FC Dallas punctuated the first phase of its preseason training by beating SMU, 4-0, Tuesday on goals by four different players.

“I think it was a game where we were able to move the ball the way we wanted to move the ball. We kept possession,” said Coach Schellas Hyndman on the team’s Web site. “We didn't create a whole bunch of scoring opportunities but I thought we finished some of our chances. From my view, it was complete domination. They maybe had one or two chances. It was a pretty easy day for the defense and the goalie.”

David Ferreira, Atiba Harris, Duke Hashimoto and Anthony Wallace, who played right back in the first half and moved to the left corner for the second 45 minutes, scored to post FCD’s third preseason victory. Ferreira converted a penalty kick for the first goal after Marvin Chavez was fouled and broke through the Mustangs to set up Harris to score the second.

In the second half, Hashimoto put away a header and Wallace nailed a 30-yarder in FCD’s last local match before it heads to Florida at the end of the week. Thus far in the preseason, FCD has beaten Memphis, Tulsa and SMU. Tougher tests lie straight ahead.

It plays Toronto FC Feb. 25 in Orlando, Fla. and then either Houston or New York two days later, along with one more game (opponent and date TBA) against MLS opposition during a heavy competitive slate.

“When we go to Florida, we're going to play quite a few games, maybe five games,” said Hyndman. “In those five games, it will give me a better understanding of who we’re going to keep because we come back the 28th and I think we have to be roster compliant by March first.

“When we leave Florida, we will really know who we're going to be keeping.”

CBA negotiations are continuing and the MLS league office has yet to officially inform teams what the roster limits and salary cap will be in 2010. If last year’s benchmarks are retained, teams can list up to 20 players on their regular rosters and no more than four developmental players, with a salary cap of approximately $2.3 million.



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