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.

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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