Schellas Hyndman rolls out tunnel of love in Monday's session
No matter the reason, Hyndman rolled out one of his more grueling drills on the tail end of Monday’s session, the dreaded tunnel of love. The FCD players, minus the three goalkeepers, went through the drill for the first time since preseason and in fact, this might be the first appearance of this drill in the regular season since 2010.
So, suffice to say every member of the roster was pretty gassed at the end of today’s session. Linking midfielder Andrew Jacobson even commented on the drill.
“Preseason [was the last time I remember doing it], I think the coach does a really good job of knowing when to push our buttons and when not to,” Jacobson said. “If that’s what he feels, he has every right to. We haven’t done well for a 90-minute period. We’re all trying to get this right. It’s definitely no time to hit the panic button by any means, so I think everyone feels good about today and feels good going into Thursday.”
However, it’s not like this if the first time this season that Hyndman has extended a practice session so he could get some fitness work in. “We’ve done other fitness things last week and the week before,” Jacobson said.
Speaking of fitness, David Ferreira was again not present for training as his status continues to be evaluated further. Fellow Colombian Fabian Castillo went through the full session with little issue and it looks like he could be able to return on Thursday night when New England visits FC Dallas Stadium.
And it also looks like the hamstring issue that kept center back George John in Dallas for Friday’s trip to D.C. United is a thing of the past. John too went through the full session on Monday with no issue and when asked what happened last week, the affable central defender said his hammy just locked up on him late last week very unexpectedly.
Hyndman had to get to a meeting after training and did not address the press.
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