Tuesday notebook: Shea returns, FCD preps for LA Galaxy

Shea back at practice, Hyndman says team will be up for Galaxy

FRISCO -- Brek Shea returned to training Tuesday morning for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman left Shea out of the line-up for the Portland match after a verbal altercation during the match at San Jose last Wednesday.

“He understands what happened and he regrets it,” Hyndman said.

The two spoke before training about the incident.

“I had a conversation with him today just to let him know some of my concerns,” Hyndman said, adding that he felt he and Shea had cleared the air. “He was very gracious and received my input.”

Hyndman also said it was great to have Shea back out on the field and he looked good during training.

Training schedule

FC Dallas had Monday off to rest after playing three matches in eight days. They’ll get Wednesday off as well, but this time due to the MLS All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

Hyndman will be in Philadelphia on Wednesday for a meeting of the MLS Technical Committee that he is a part of.

Hyndman said the committee usually reviews notable or controversial plays, with members giving their opinion on whether fouls or cards should have been issued.

Hyndman will fly back to Dallas in time for Thursday’s morning training session.

MLS All-Stars take on Chelsea at 7:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

Prepping for L.A.

Hyndman knows a strong LA Galaxy squad will take the field on Saturday (7 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network), even if they don’t have all of their high-wattage stars.

Landon Donovan is suspended for the match due to yellow card accumulation.

“They’re a hard team to beat,” Hyndman said. “They are the team we’re aiming at right now to get that fifth [playoff] spot”

But Hyndman isn’t worried about his squad.

“It seems like when we play them we really do show up,” Hyndman said.

FC Dallas tied LA 1-1 at the Home Depot Center on April 28, surrendering a late goal to the Galaxy.