Many fans, including myself, are rapidly losing any hope we were clinging to for FC Dallas in the 2012 MLS Season. We are not the only ones losing hope. FC Dallas' players and even Coach Schellas Hyndman seem to be losing faith in the team's chances at a victory. I am tired of hearing excuses about injuries, which have plagued FC Dallas thus far into the 2012 MLS Season. It is time for Shellas Hyndman to change how he coaches FC Dallas.
FC Dallas Lacks Discipline
I understand that FC Dallas has had a rough 2012 MLS Season, but the expressions of frustration I see throughout the organization are unacceptable. After losing to the Chicago Fire, Shellas Hyndman had this to say, "I'm frustrated, I think the word we all use and we used it at halftime and at the end of the game, we should be pissed. Because we are giving everything we have, we're in the game and we can't overcome our own mistakes so we should be pissed."
At the time, the use of "pissed" by a head coach of a professional sports team worried me. A coach should be disciplined enough to remain composed, at least in a press conference. It appears that the frustration felt throughout FC Dallas, as expressed by Schellas Hyndman, is impacting how FC Dallas plays.
Against the Charlotte Eagles, which FC Dallas lost to on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the U.S. Open this changed the game. Jackson Concalves earned a red card in the final 12 minutes of the match on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. A red card that late in a match, regardless of what it is for, shows frustration and a lack of discipline.
FC Dallas Should Suspend Players
I also realize that Jackson Concalves cannot be suspended by Schellas Hyndman for his red card. To do that would breed mistrust and contempt between Coach Shellas Hyndman and his team.
I would like to see Schellas Hyndman institute a new policy, starting today, May 30, 2012. Any player who receives a red card should be suspended for the next game, by FC Dallas. On the surface, this would deplete an already thin lineup of a valuable player. However, I think this policy would teach FC Dallas players some discipline, which they will need, if they want to ever break this slump.
Scott Brodie lives in Dallas. He enjoys playing soccer and watching FC Dallas compete in MLS.More From Scott: Syracuse Football
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