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07 August 2:44 pm

Midfielder David Ferreira recently did an interview with Spanish media outlet MARCA.com in which the former MLS MVP discussed his highly-anticipated return from injury last month and what FC Dallas needs to do to finish the season strong.

Ferreira also discusses the impact of Colombian players in Major League Soccer, the latest Colombian national team selection and the recent rise of countryman Radamel Falcao.

Click here to read the full interview in Spanish on MARCA.com.

Below are a few translated excerpts from Ferreira's interview:

On his feeling since returning in early July...

"I feel good. I’m getting better little by little and I’m trying to get back to a higher level where I will be able to help the team return to our objective of making the playoffs."

On turning the season around for FC Dallas...

"It’s really a matter of developing a good soccer team. We have gotten better the last couple of games but we know that we can’t afford to lose more points at home. That is the objective."

On Colombian players in MLS...

"I believe it’s important. The Colombian players that have passed through the league have left a name. Because of this, MLS teams have collected many Colombian players. We hope that more will come."

17 May 10:46 am

FC Dallas Homegrown Ruben Luna is featured in a Soccer365.com series about MLS' Homegrown Player initiative. The full story is worth a read, as it has thoughts from Luna and his Academy coach Darrin Hedges. An excerpt:

 

“At that early age, you could just see that he understood the game better than everybody else that was on the field,” Darrin Hedges said. “And he just had the determination unlike any other kids that were out on the field. It was just very apparent that the boy had soccer in his blood.”

At the time Hedges was coaching the FC Dallas Under-12s. Luna was playing for their opponents, Genesis Soccer Club – now known as Genesis Elite FC.

After Genesis went down 1-0, Luna moved up from defense to play striker. He equalized and returned to his starting position on the back line. FC Dallas went ahead once more. And again, Luna moved up top until Genesis leveled the score at 2-2.

FC Dallas would go on to win that game 3-2. But Hedges had seen enough.

“I just told him I thought he played a good game and if he ever wanted to maybe play for a different team or maybe come to FC Dallas and come give our team a look and just about six months later Ruben walked out, walks out to our tryouts and joins our team,” Hedges said.

20 March 2:50 pm

Brek Shea is in the April edition of Texas Monthly and is featured in "The Horses Mouth" where he discussed 10 different topics. Look for it at your local grocery store checkout or newsstand.

14 March 5:28 pm

Ricardo Villar was featured in a story on a big sporting website in Brazil today. You'll want to translate the story to read it since it's written in Portuguese. In it Villar discusses the growth of MLS in the U.S. and the challenge youngsters in Brazil face to follow their sports dreams while also trying to get an education.

09 March 7:13 pm

Brek Shea was front and center on today's edition of SportsDay in The Dallas Morning News. Go buy a copy if you wanna check it out. Online link is subscriber only.

28 February 7:40 pm

MLSSoccer.com chatted with FCD coach Schellas Hyndman about the status of George John. John's original loan term to West Ham United is set to end soon. Bottom line - no update, yet, on John's status with FCD for 2012.

24 February 11:25 am

New MLS on NBC announcer Arlo White made a visit to NBC Sports Talk to discuss the upcoming season and managed to work in some FC Dallas talk. Check it out: