FRISCO -- FC Dallas concluded training on Friday morning as players and coaches now have a rare weekend off before reconvening next week to begin prep for a huge road match at San Jose.
For coach Schellas Hyndman, it was a productive week of training for his club.
“We did a lot of movement, a lot of tactical play, a lot of tactical sense. Every exercise had a goal,” Hyndman said.
Some of the mid-week sessions were smaller affairs this week, as the Reserves were playing in Chicago.
Hyndman said he balanced the need to stay in match-ready shape while also giving his team a chance to catch its breath after a rapid pace of games during stretches of the 2012 season.
“All we’re trying to do now is try to maintain a high level of fitness and not to wear anyone out or hurt somebody,” Hyndman said.
Asked by reporters if he’d prefer to play a match this weekend and ride the wave of momentum from the 1-0 thriller over Vancouver or have the weekend off, Hyndman opted for the latter.
“I think it’s good for us to get another week of recovery,” Hyndman said.