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FC Dallas coach Hyndman: Fans get more from MLS players than other sports

FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman loves the fact that supporters of MLS clubs get so much more access to the players than any other sporting code in the USA.

Hyndman supports the element that fans get unprecedented access to the stars of soccer and feels it is great for the ever-growing sport in the States and North America as a whole.

"I don't think you see this in any sport except for soccer. I think because we're a newer league that our generation of players still feel very obligated and responsible to help the sport grow. So they make themselves much, much more available," Hyndman told the Dallas Morning News' Sports Day.

"I think it's a mission in them to make the sport the most popular sport in our country but it may never be when you look at football (NFL). But I think we have grown so much as a sport, not only in participants, but branding, people supporting us, coming out to the stadium.

"And I think what really makes parents happy is when they bring a kid to the game and the players will talk to them and go out of their way to sign autographs and do how many appearances we do. I think that's a reflection of our players."

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Andrew Slevison
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