Asked FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman for his thoughts on Sunday’s opponent -- Red Bull New York -- after practice Saturday, and here’s what he had to offer:
Kenny [Cooper] loves Dallas. This is where his family is. He’ll have a great game. First game of the year, everybody’s excited. [Thierry] Henry obviously is a world-class player. Dane Richards can bring a lot of speed. [Joel] Lindpere is going to be the guy that probably causes us the most problems. We don’t know about [Luke] Rodgers whether he’s going to be there or not be there.
They’ve got a solid team. I saw some of the media had them picked to win MLS Cup. They’ve got the financial support. They’ve got very good players. [Rafael] Marquez won’t be playing because he was red carded last game that he played last year but I think it’s going to be a real good game. We’re really looking forward to the game, not only the season opener but we’re looking forward to the game. I think the last time we played them, we weren’t at our best. We just hit the wall and were going the wrong way but I think they’re a well-coached team and they’ve got definite talent.