I caught up with FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman after practice on Wednesday to ask him specifically about newest addition Luis Perea and here’s what he had to say.
What do you think his biggest strength is?
Hyndman: He got off a plane yesterday from Peru and played 45 minutes in the reserve game. He had some good moments and you could tell he had some moments where he was still trying to recover. The more he’s around us, the more he’ll understand the league-the speed of play, the physical play. I think his strengths may be target striker, somebody who does a good job on finishing.
Do you know what to expect from him as far as leadership goes?
Hyndman: I’m not sure. We don’t know him that well. I don’t expect him to be the player that Blas is or David is as far as international players coming in with leadership qualities because they’ve established themselves. I think it’s going to take Luis a little bit of time to kind of figure out the team, what’s going on and in developing relationships.
Can he also play in the midfield or is he strictly a striker?
Hyndman: I think he’s probably going to be strictly a forward.
Guess hiring Clavijo has already paid dividends, right?
“Yeah, not only that but he has a green card because he went to school in the States and Fernando was able to turn that ITC around and that always takes a period of time. So things have gone extremely smooth.”