Dallas Soccer: Stephen McCarthy

Schellas Hyndman talks Revolution and locals connections

April, 4, 2012
4/04/12
5:50
PM CT
I asked FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman for his thoughts on his club’s next opponent, the New England Revolution, whom FCD will host on Thursday night in Frisco and here’s what the gaffer had to say.

What are your general thoughts on the Revs, who head into this week’s game fresh off an impressive 3-1 win over the reigning MLS Cup champion Galaxy on Saturday at the Home Depot Center?

Hyndman: New England, I think they’re a team that’s playing with a lot of energy, a team that’s finding themselves. They will have goals and will have expectations but I think the thing is once you start picking up results, you start to expect it and you play with more confidence. I thought they played extremely well against a very good team in LA. I thought they completely dominated the first half and a lot of that domination was work ethic. They worked awfully hard. They have extremely high energy and that makes it easier for everybody when everybody’s on the same page on the defending phase. I thought they brought that against LA.

Ryan Guy is someone FCD drafted in the second round of the 2007 draft and someone you looked at during a past off-season. Talk about him and the niche he’s carved out for himself in New England.

Hyndman: Yeah, Ryan Guy was a player that we really like. He came in during the off-season and we saw a lot of quality in him. We saw him as a flank midfielder. That’s what he plays. I think with New England he’s been playing a little bit as a striker because of the energy that he brought and the defense has been under a lot of pressure. You look at the number of goals that they’ve given up and the number of goals that we’ve given up, we’ve given up eight goals in four games, which is nothing to be happy about. You lose a game 2-1 and you can be disappointed but you lose a game 4-1 you should be downright pissed off. When Ryan Guy was here too, we had Jackson, we had Chavez and we had Brek. It was probably the strength of our team, flank play.

What about Richardson product Lee Nguyen?

Hyndman: Yeah, we were disappointed we didn’t pick him up when Vancouver did. We tried to work a deal with Vancouver and obviously they were not going to give people away, so it became very unrealistic for us to get him what Vancouver was asking for. We were just too far back to get him.

Fort Worth Nolan HS product Stephen McCarthy had a solid rookie season for the Revs in 2011. Talk about him going forward.

Hyndman: Yeah, he’s been a good selection for them. He had a good first year, got some playing time, so you no longer have the label of a rookie. McCarthy brings special things that every team looks for. He’s got good technical ability. He’s got a great work ethic and he’s pretty strong in the air. So those are qualities that he’ll bring whether those qualities are winning balls in the middle of the field or defending corner kicks. So he’s done well for them. It takes a good first season to play and you look at New England last year and they didn’t really have a lot to be happy about with their season but he got a chance to play. That was one of the positive things. He got a chance to play. He got better because he got to play a lot. He’s a much better player now than he was last year.
New England Revolution at FC Dallas
Pizza Hut Park. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

TV: TXA21

Watching party for the U.S.-Spain friendly at 3:30 p.m.
River Club access will be limited to those with club season tickets, but the game will be shown on the big screens in stadium.

Between matches FCD will have a Crawfish Boil and a FIFA11 Xbox tournament on the North Concourse.

MATCH DAY INFO:
- 3:00 p.m. Gates open
- 3:30 p.m. USMNT vs. Spain watching party
- 5:30 p.m. Crawfish Boil, Live Music and FIFA11 Xbox tournament
- 7:00 p.m. March to the Match led by Ignacio Barbero, an FC Dallas Season Ticket Holder since 1996
- 7:30 p.m. Kickoff
- Recognition of the Street Soccer Dallas team during halftime
- Join the FC Dallas Supporters during the 19th minute for 96 seconds of chanting. Chanting will start with "I Believe in FCD" followed by "Dallas 'Til I Die" and conclude with "FC Dallas Ole Ole Ole"

FCD came off a two-game road swing with a win and a draw, reaching a 2-2 result with Texas rivals Houston Dynamo last weekend. The Revolution are coming off a 1-0 home defeat by the LA Galaxy last weekend.

REFEREE: Mark Kadlecik.
MLS Career: 4 games; FC/gm: 23.8; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 2; pens: 1
SAR (bench): Sean Hurd;
JAR (opposite): Colin Arblaster;
4th: Edvin Jurisevic

INJURY REPORT:

FC DALLAS – OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle);
QUESTIONABLE: DF George John (groin strain); FW Maykel Galindo (L plantar fascia strain); MF Bryan Leyva (R ankle) …

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION – OUT: DF Ryan Cochrane (concussion); MF Benny Feilhaber (R ankle sprain); MF Marko Perovic (L knee sprain);
QUESTIONABLE: DF Ousmane Dabo (R adductor strain)

INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none

SUSPENDED: none

WARNINGS:

SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none

SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS:
DAL: George John, Andrew Jacobson …
NE: Shalrie Joseph; Stephen McCarthy

HEAD-TO-HEAD

ALL-TIME (35 meetings):
FC Dallas 10 wins (1 shootout), 45 goals…Revolution 22 wins (1 shootout), 63 goals…Ties 3

AT DALLAS (18 meetings):
FC Dallas 5 wins (0 shootout), 21 goals … Revolution 11 wins (0 shootout), 28 goals … Ties 2

RETURN MATCH: 9/10: New England Revolution vs. FC Dallas, 6:30 p.m. CT

Coaches record:
Schellas Hyndman vs. NE: P4 W1 L1 D2 …
Steve Nicol vs. DAL: P19 W13 L4 D2

FC DALLAS

- FC Dallas saw their shutout streak come to an end at 531 minutes, the fifth-longest stretch without conceding a goal in MLS history. It was an FCD club record and the longest in the league this season. The MLS record is 727 scoreless minutes, set by Houston in 2007.
- FC Dallas also ended the month of May unbeaten in seven games. A year ago, FCD lost once in the month (May 20, 0-1 to LA Galaxy) – their last loss until mid-October, 19 games unbeaten. Dallas currently has an eight-game undefeated streak overall.
- After three consecutive home games, FC Dallas embarked on a two-game trip in four days to Seattle and Houston and came away with four of a possible six points.
- After five consecutive appearances as a substitute, rookie Bobby Warshaw made his first MLS start, coming into central defense in place of George John. Warshaw was the club’s first-round selection (17th overall) out of Stanford University in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION

- The Revolution were shut out for the fifth time in eight games against the LA Galaxy. They’ve scored five goals in all over that stretch.
- The Revolution have taken just one point from six games when they’ve allowed the first goal, in the bottom four percentage-wise in MLS, matched by Sporting KC and Toronto FC and ahead of just Real Salt Lake, who have lost both games when they’ve conceded first.
- The Revolution were forced into an early change when center back Ryan Cochrane had a clash of heads and had to come off at halftime. Cochrane is listed as out for the Dallas match with a concussion.
- As well, Benny Feilhaber suffered an ankle injury that is expected to not only put him out of the U.S. team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, but out of action for a month.
- In response, Shalrie Joseph informed the Grenada Football Federation he has declined the invitation to play for his country in the Gold Cup.
- The game against FC Dallas will be the 10th of 13 games thus far against Western Conference opposition for the Revolution. Two of New England’s three wins have come in the Eastern Conference (D.C. United, Sporting KC).

MLS announces Generation adidas class and senior signings

December, 29, 2010
12/29/10
3:31
PM CT
MLS seems to have been way ahead of the curve this season and has their Generation adidas class already wrapped up. Joining these nine underclassmen are four seniors MLS has signed early. Five of the Gas are from Akron and one is an unattached US U20 form EL Paso.

Of note to local fans will be Stephen McCarthy, whom I have long expected to be a professional. He played for the Dallas Cup winning Texans side of a few years ago.

2011 Generation adidas class:

Player Pos. Age Hometown College/Youth Club National Team Experience

Will Bruin F 21 St. Louis, MO Indiana University U-20
  • A 2010 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Finalist.
  • Finished his college career with 33 goals through 66 games played in three seasons at Indiana.
  • Named the BigTen Freshman of the year in 2008 and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year tin 2010.


Corey Hertzog F 20 Reading, PA Penn State University
  • A M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2010 NCAA leading goal scorer with 20 goals
  • Earned 2010 First Team All-Big Ten honors
Perry Kitchen D 18 Indianapolis, IN University of Akron U.S. U-17, U-20
  • Member of U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, FL
  • Helped lead Akron to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship
  • Named to the 24 man roster for the U.S. U-20 training camp in January


Zac MacMath GK 19 St. Petersburg, FL University of Maryland U.S. U-17, U-18, U-20, U-23
  • 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • Joined the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program in 2006 and started two games in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
  • Led the U-20 team to a Milk Cup Championship in the summer of 2010 in Northern Ireland
  • Earned lowest goals-against average in NCAA (.44 GAA) in 2008 as a freshman and set a program record for shutouts in a season with 15 in 2010
Darlington Nagbe M/F 20 Lakewood, OH University of Akron
  • 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist
  • Started all 23 games and helped Akron reach the College Cup for the second consecutive season
  • A 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American and Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in 2010
Michael Nanchoff M 21 North Royalton, OH University of Akron
  • First Team All-Mid-American Conference in 2010
  • 2010 College Cup All-Tournament Team
  • Scored a career high 10 goals and was third on team with nine assists
Omar Salgado F 17 El Paso Texas U.S. U-20
  • Played for the U-20 National Team at the 2010 Milk Cup
  • Scored in his debut for the U.S. U-20 team against China


Kofi Sarkodie D 19 Huber Heights, OH University of Akron U.S. U-15, U-17, U-18, U-20
  • 2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • Played for the U.S. in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup
Zarek Valentin D 19 Lancaster, PA University of Akron U.S. U-15, U-17, U-18, U-20
  • 2009 Mid-America Conference Newcomer of the Year
  • Played for the U.S. in the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup and the 2010 Milk Cup with the U-20 team
Collegiate Senior Signings:

Jalil Anibaba D 22 Davis, CA University of North Carolina U.S. U-18, U-20
  • 2010 First Team All-ACC
  • 2007 WCC Freshman of the Year
  • Played for U.S. U-20 squad vs. Haiti on March 28, 2007 in a 2-1 victory


Michael Farfan M 22 San Diego, CA University of North Carolina U.S. U-17
  • Member of 2007 U.S. U-17 FIFA World Cup Squad
  • Two time NSCAA First Team All-American (2009, 2010)
  • 2006 Big West Freshman of the Year


Stephen McCarthy M 22 Colleyville, TX University of North Carolina
  • 2010 Second Team All-ACC
  • Two-time All-WCC selection while with Santa Clara (2007-08) and an honorable mention selection (2006).
  • Helped lead UNC to the 2010 NCAA Men’s College Cup Final Four


AJ Soares D 22 Solana Beach, CA University of California
  • M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
  • 2010 NSCAA First Team All-American
  • 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year

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