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George John returning to FC Dallas

3/2/2012

FC Dallas announced today via Twitter that center back George John will be rejoining the club when his trial with West Ham comes to an end this month. John will rejoin the club in time for first kick March 11.

It remains to be seen if how quickly John will retain his starting spot from Hernan Pertuz. Pertuz and Ugo Ihemelu have been working together all preseason and Hyndman may be reluctant to switch back without John working his way back in.

“We’re very excited to have a player of George John’s caliber return to our team,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He has been one of our most consistent players. Without question, FC Dallas is a better team with George John. In speaking with George, he’s very excited to rejoin our team and help FC Dallas compete for a return trip to MLS Cup.”

“We’re very excited to have a player of George John’s caliber return to our team,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He has been one of our most consistent players. Without question, FC Dallas is a better team with George John. In speaking with George, he’s very excited to rejoin our team and help FC Dallas compete for a return trip to MLS Cup.”

West Ham United elected not to turn the loan into a transfer based on their club’s current top-of-the-table success and the current form of the club’s two starting center backs.

“It was unfortunate that I didn’t get to play, but it really was understandable given the circumstances,” said John, who scored a goal in his first Reserve game with the English side. “I hope West Ham continues its good form and gets back to the Premier League. That’s certainly where the club belongs.”