Jason Minnick

FC Dallas Training Report: 2/21

Orlando, Fla. -- FC Dallas ran through some light passing drills this morning in preparation of its 2:30 p.m. CT match against the Seattle Sounders. Joining their teammates for the first time since signing with the team were Home Grown goalkeeper Richard Sanchez and midfielder Andrew Jacobson, formerly of the Philadelphia Union.

"Today was great," Sanchez said following training. "Good stuff. Looking back, I will probably remember today as my first training session as a professional with Kevin Hartman."

Jacobson, who was with the Union last week in Orlando, flew back to Philadelphia this weekend before returning to Orlando to join FC Dallas late last night.

"Today was a lot of fun," Jacobson said. "The session was pretty relaxed. Everyone was smiling during training. It seems like everyone gets along really well here."

The training session only lasted about an hour. It began with the ever-present game of keep-away in the center circle before assistant coach Marco Ferruzzi led the team in some combination passing drills.

Meanwhile, the FCD training staff worked with Ugo Ihemelu on the track surrounding the field. Ihemelu was seen jogging for the first time since his sports hernia surgery. Ricardo Villar also participated in his first full session since straining his calf early last week.

Florida Schedule (subject to change)

Feb. 21
2:30 p.m. CT - Match against Seattle Sounders FC

Feb. 22
9 a.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
4:30 p.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex

Feb. 23
10 a.m. CT - Match against New England Revolution
4:30 p.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex

Feb. 24
9 a.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
5 p.m. CT - Match against Orlando City (USL PRO)

Feb. 25
9 a.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
4:30 p.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex

Feb. 26
9 a.m. CT - Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex
TBD - Match

Feb. 27
Travel to Dallas