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Presence of Blas Perez will make Escobar transition easy - FC Dallas boss Pareja

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja expects Rolando Escobar's transition to MLS to be made easier by the fact he there is already a fellow countryman at his new club.

The Texan outfit signed 33-year old midfielder Escobar from Venezuelan first division side Deportivo Anzoategui SC on Tuesday and Pareja feels he will be able to adjust quickly due to the presence of Panama teammate Blas Perez.

"When you have players coming from abroad, [it is] difficult to establish themselves into the locker room and into the team and to the rhythm of the league," Pareja said.

"Our league is unique. It's pretty physical, and now becoming not just physical, but technique and speed of the game is high here - something that we should be proud of. So the adjustments for these guys are not easy.

"And having Blas here to help him gel into the group, that helps. In other circumstances, it takes more."

Andrew Slevison
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