Dallas Soccer: Christian Arrieta

Two new trialists in FC Dallas Arizona camp

March, 3, 2011
FC Dallas has two new trialists in their Arizona camp, Christian Arrieta and Kevin Gall. Both played yesterday against the Montreal Impact.

Christian Arrieta (age 31) played last season with the Philadelphia Union, appearing in 16 games as a defender. He can play both center back, as he did in the FCD scrimmage, and right back. A Puerto Rican International (and US Citizen), Arrieta grew up in Europe and played in several lower levels of the Italian leagues before joining the Puerto Rico Islanders and eventually Union. At 6'2" Arrieta is a big, strong defender that Hyndman is likely considering for depth with all this center back injuries.

Kevin Gall (age 29) is a Welsh striker who has spent the majority of his career in the lower leagues in Great Britain, most recently with Wrexham. He at one time was in discussion to join Toronto FC, but the deal didn't happen. 5'9", Gall is a darting winger/striker of the kind FC Dallas already has in abundance.

FC Dallas drop Arizona exhibition to Montreal Impact

March, 3, 2011
A team of reserves, trialists, and draft picks lost to the Montreal Impact 3-0 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday after arriving from Florida earlier that day. Ali Gerba, Luke Kreamalmeyer and Idriss Ech Chergui scored for Montreal.

This game featured one of the first sightings of one of the newest FC Dallas home grown players, Jonathan Top, who came on the 66th minute. Josh Lambo got a rare bit of playing time, as did Peri Marosevic, Victor Ulloa, Andrew Wiedeman, and Bryan Leyva. Draftpick and potential striker/winger Charlie Campbell played 90 minutes at outside back.

Trialist Christian Arrieta got a 90 minute run, while Maykel Galindo and Kevin Gall each got a half.

Dallas remains in Phoenix through Tuesday, March 8. The defending Western Conference Champions' next match is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 against the Arizona Sahuaros.

Scoring Summary:
MON - Ali Gerba (Luke Kreamalmeyer) 21
MON - Kreamalmeyer 53
MON - Idriss Ech Chergui 76

Misconduct Summary:
Antonio Ribeiro (caution) 4
Hassoun Camara (caution) 44
Bruno Guarda (caution) 44
Richard Pelletier (caution) 79

FC Dallas - Chris Seitz (Josh Lambo 46), Moises Hernandez, Christian Arrieta, Scott Gordon, Charlie Campbell, Bobby Warshaw (Jonathan Top 66), Eric Avila (Victor Ulloa 46), Andrew Jacobson (Peri Marosevic 46), Bruno Guarda, Maykel Galindo (Kevin Gall 46), Andrew Wiedeman (Bryan Leyva 46).

Montreal Impact - Bill Gaudette (Evan Bush 62), Philippe Billy (Bonheur Aubey 81), Hassoun Camara (Kevin Cossette 87), Leonardo Di Lorenzo, Ali Gerba (Idriss Ech Chergui 64), Kevin Hatchi (Felix Cardin 88), Luke Kreamalmeyer, Pierre-Roudolph Mayard, Nevio Pizzolitto, Antonio Ribeiro (Simon Gatti 68), Zurab Tsiskaridze (Nevio Pelletier 66).