Hyndman ready to move forward after Colorado

Coach says fitness will be tested, FCD mentally prepared

FRISCO, Texas -- All Schellas Hyndman can do is look ahead.

It’s what he would prefer to do after Sunday’s unusual match vs Colorado when two FC Dallas players were red carded within minutes of each other in the first half.

Up next for Hyndman and his squad are the streaking Seattle Sounders (Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT, Fox Sports Southwest Plus), who have won their last four matches.

“They’re a type of team that are like sharks, when they smell blood they come after it,” Hyndman said.

Hyndman said it’s obvious he won’t have his usual starting XI on the field Wednesday night due to the automatic suspensions of Daniel Hernandez and Blas Perez and the injuries the club has piled up.

But he says the mental state of the squad is good.

“Obviously Sunday was a lot of emotions involved in the game, throughout the game,” Hyndman said. “The nice thing about having a quick turnaround is you can start to forget about that game and you can think about the next game.”

The grind it out nature of Sunday’s match is something FC Dallas will still be dealing with. Down two men, the FC Dallas defense was under attack the entire second half by Colorado.

With only 72 hours between the Colorado and Seattle matches, Hyndman said his team’s fitness will likely be tested.

“I’m more concerned about the fatigue level and how much the guys gave me and how much that fatigue level may affect them tomorrow,” Hyndman said.

FC Dallas will keep close tabs on forwards Fredy Montero and Eddie Johnson. Hyndman called the pair one of the best striker tandems in MLS.

Hyndman also mentioned midfielder Mauro Rosales, noting he’s one of the few playmakers in the league playing on the side and not in the center of the field.

“They have a lot of weapons. Their defense is solid, they don’t give up a lot of goals,” Hyndman said of Seattle. “A well coached team, well organized.”