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RELEASE: FC Dallas begins pre-season training on Saturday

23 January 5:09 pm

RELEASE: FC Dallas begins pre-season training on Saturday

FRISCO, Texas (Thursday, Jan. 23) – FC Dallas will begin preseason training on Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center this Saturday, Jan. 25, at 9 a.m.

Saturday will also serve as the first day of post-training media availability for new head coach Oscar Pareja and the 32 players attending FC Dallas preseason training. Among those players will be defensive midfielder Peter Luccin, who has officially re-signed with FC Dallas. Per team and league policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.

Luccin returned to the lineup ahead of schedule after suffering an ACL tear during preseason in 2013. The 34-year-old saw time in three of the club’s four matches last October. He logged 201 minutes in two starts.

FC Dallas coaches and players will also be available for interviews following the 9 a.m. training sessions on Monday, Jan. 27 through Wednesday, Jan. 29. There will be no media availability following afternoon training sessions.

FC Dallas is scheduled to depart Thursday, Jan. 30, for Abu Dhabi, UAE, where the team will train and play exhibition games at Al Jazira Sports and Culture Club through Wednesday, Feb. 12. The team will also make several community appearances during the trip.

Media attending training on Saturday should park in the Platinum lot, located on the northwest corner of the stadium.

FC Dallas 2014 Preseason Roster:
GK (5): Raul Fernandez, Chris Seitz, Richard Sanchez, Kyle Zobeck, Jesse Gonzalez.
DEF (12): Moises Hernandez, Jair Benitez, George John, Zach Loyd, London Woodberry, Stephen Keel, Kellyn Acosta, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Michel, Nick Walker, Ronny Mendoza.
MID (9): Andrew Jacobson, Adam Moffat, Peter Luccin, Mauro Diaz, Ryan Hollingshead, Cobi Span, Bobby Warshaw, Danny Garcia, Je-Vaughn Watson.
FWD (6): Blas Perez, Fabian Castillo, Bradlee Baladez, Tesho Akindele, Eric Hassli, Jonathan Top.

Weekly Training Schedule (All Times Central)
Date                                Time            Event                                 Location 
Saturday, Jan. 25           9 a.m.           Training                             Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center
Monday, Jan. 27            9 a.m.           Training                             Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center
Tuesday, Jan. 28            9 a.m.           Training                             Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center
Wednesday, Jan. 29       9 a.m.           Training                             Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center
Thursday, Jan. 30           11 a.m.         Travel to UAE                  --