FC Dallas’ Davies delighted to be back in action

FC Dallas defender Kyle Davies was delighted to gain his first start in almost six months on the weekend.

The 21-year old centre-half broke his arm in the season opener against Houston Dynamo in March which kept him out for two months but he has failed to make a start since prior to Saturday night’s meeting with the Kansas City Wizards.

Davies admits it was great to get a full 90 minutes under his belt for the first time in about 12 months.

“It felt great. It’s been probably a year since I’ve played 90 minutes,” Davies said. “To get 90 minutes in was definitely a nice feeling. I feel good, obviously a little bit tired, but that’s to be expected.”

Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman was happy for Davies and also very pleased with his performance in the 3-1 win.

“Kyle, I thought did a very good job,” Hyndman said. “We started him because we needed a center back that can win balls in the air, somebody with a little bit more of a body presence. We knew the field was small and the style of play we were going to see with Kansas City. He did a very good job marking, being physical and his distribution was really good.”

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