Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FIU midfielder Juan Guerra battles to stay with FC Dallas

MLS has reduced team rosters from 28 to 24 players this year and this has reduced FIU's own Juan Guerra's chances of landing a spot on a Major League Soccer team. Undrafted out of college, Guerra hooked up with FC Dallas and is in camp with the team in Sunrise this week. According to the Miami Herald

''It's a difficult situation,'' said FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman. "Juan is like a lot of players who fall into the trap of roster cutdowns.
"But he has good technical ability, athleticism and is skillful around the ball. If he doesn't hook on with us, he needs to get with a [lower-level] team, continue to develop and get noticed.''
For his part, Guerra is just happy to have a shot. He is continuing his studies at FIU and played for Soccer Locker at Copa Latina last weekend.

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