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FCD pre-season injuries and invites

FC Dallas sent out their pre-season roster today and it included a couple surprises.

First two trialists are in camp, Maykel Galindo, the Cuban defector formally with Chivas USA, and Sheldon Palmer out of Jamacia and Essex County CC. Obviously of the two, Galindo is the more exciting. If he can stay healthy and regain his form this could be a really exciting pick up. That is a big IF of course.

The second surprise is the injury report. Daniel Hernandez is recovering from off-season knee surgery and George John had a bone spur removed from his left ankle in December (close to 100% according to FCD). Those two we know about.

Uncomfortably the two we didn't know about are Ugo Ihemelu and Kyle Davies. Ihemelu is scheduled to have surgery this week to repair a sports hernia and is expected to miss the next four to six weeks of training. Davies had a microfracture procedure on his left ankle Jan. 10 to repair a bone defect and is expected to be out at least three months.

Edit: I should have mentioned the three names missing, Jackson, Josh Lambo, and Milton Rodriguez. I checked with FCD and it was just a mistake on their part. All three should have been listed as all three are on the Spring Roster.

Here's the official roster list.

2011 FC Dallas Preseason Roster

No. Player Pos.

1 Kevin Hartman GK

2 Daniel Hernandez M/D

3 Ugo Ihemelu D

4 Heath Pearce D

5 Jair Benitez D

6 Jackson M/D

7 MIlton Rodriguez F

8 Bruno Guarda M

10 David Ferreira M/F

12 Eric Avila M

14 George John D

15 Kyle Davies D

16 Bobby Warshaw M

17 Peri Marosevic F

18 Marvin Chavez M

19 Zach Loyd D/M

20 Brek Shea F

21 Bryan Leyva M

22 Josh Lambo G

23 Andrew Wiedeman F

24 Eric Alexander M

25 Scott Gordon D

26 Charlie Campbell D

27 Edson Edward D

28 Victor Ulloa M

29 Moises Hernandez D

30 Chris Seitz GK

31 Jason Yeisley F

32 Jonathan Top F

33 Alexis Pradie F

34 Ruben Luna F

35 Paul Ogunyemi D

36 Brayan Martinez M

37 Sheldon Palmer F

39 Maykel Galindo F

40 Craig Hill GK

Head Coach: Schellas Hyndman

Assistant Coaches: John Ellinger, Marco Ferruzzi, Drew Keeshan

Head Athletic Trainer: Joshua Watts

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Alan Reid

Director of Team Administration: Bobby Hammond

Team Doctor: Virgil Medlock, M.D.

Equipment Manager: Marcus Owens

Assistant Equipment Manager: Daniel Granados