"I hope John returns in a top state, and then he'll play. If his fitness is not that great, he won't play. We've got a trusting relationship and talked about it already. He's in the know."
-- Hertha Berlin coach Pal Dardai
, calling it "unfortunate" that U.S. defender John Brooks
will miss part of preseason again as he will be on vacation after the Copa Centenario. In
2015, Brooks struggled to regain his form until late fall after playing in the Gold Cup. (BZ Berlin