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Monday, April 16, 2012
Schellas Hyndman: we need to see more from Ruben Luna in reserve games

By Todd Date

One player who has yet to be heard from this season for FC Dallas is 20-year-old forward Ruben Luna. The homegrown striker comes off a season where he played in 15 games with the first team and scored one goal. Luna also led the MLS Reserve League with 10 goals. However, he has yet to earn any minutes with the first team so far this year and FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman offered a simple explanation about why that has been the case thus far.

“Ruben’s a player that has kind of been off and on. I think he’s a player that came in and got an injury in preseason. Because we’ve been working so hard, he’s been trying to catch up. I think for him to get on the field and be of help to us, he’s got to be a little bit more productive in reserve games,” Hyndman said. “’So we’ve been watching him very closely. All players, especially young players, have peaks and dips. Right now I think he’s working his way back up to develop self-confidence.”