FC Dallas head trainer Luchi Gonzalez says his squad is staying upbeat within the face of the certain COVID-19 assessments that experience impacted the membership.
Gonzalez made his common weekly radio look on 105.three The Fan in Dallas from his resort room in Orlando, the place he’s in quarantine and keeping up an constructive perspective.
“Clearly the scoop is available in the market. We’ve were given not anything to cover. I gained’t get into names or main points of the numbers. However we’ve were given some demanding situations right here,” Gonzalez stated. “So it’s been a problem — it’s been disappointing. However on the identical time it’s additionally been inspiring as a result of our crew has proven numerous power and the attitudes and the mentalities of our gamers and our team of workers has been wonderful.
“We’re simply looking to react to the following second and imagine that we’re going to push thru and be higher after this. However yeah, we’ve were given some demanding situations and the sector has were given demanding situations. However we’re going not to play sufferers to this and now not make excuses. We’re going to stay discovering answers and be told from it and get guys recovered and wholesome, which is No. 1.”
On July 1, the membership and the league disclosed that six FC Dallas gamers had examined certain for COVID-19, together with two straight away upon arrival on the resort. The ones six gamers have been moved to an isolation house and the remainder of the FC Dallas delegation is quarantining of their resort rooms, following MLS well being and protection protocols.
“It’s been a difficult few days. I haven’t left my room. I’ve been within this resort room for nearly 3 days and it’s numerous isolation and also you get to mirror and the very first thing is to possess it — to possess this second,” stated Gonzalez, who showed to the radio display hosts that he has now not examined certain.
“We’re excited to be part of this match and in a abnormal approach we nonetheless are. We’ve the realization we’re going to get thru this. Clearly, the secondary idea is the real festival and the principle is the restoration of our folks and their households. However it’s irritating. On the identical time you’ll’t keep watch over what’s already took place. We’ve simply were given to continue learning and doing the most productive we will be able to to be higher in what’s in entrance people.”
Gonzalez discussed that the squad continues to stick in contact by way of Zoom calls and “the attitudes and one of the most comments they’re giving each and every different is astounding.”
With the membership and league centered at the well being and restoration of the squad, the have an effect on of the certain check effects at the festival continues to be to be decided. FC Dallas are recently scheduled to play their Crew B opener towards the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday, July 9.
“The fit is secondary. I don’t know if it’ll deal with its present fixture date. I don’t know if it’ll get postponed. I don’t know if we’ll proceed within the match,” Gonzalez stated. “We’re going to paintings along with the league to do what’s very best for the gamers’ protection and well being. So No. 1 precedence at the moment at FC Dallas is to get those guys recovered and get everyone wholesome and again with their households in the end. If that implies that come what may we will be able to compete, I’m open to taking note of how, nevertheless it must be with the No. 1 precedence of having our guys recovered.
“At this time we have now a roster that may nonetheless mathematically compete. However once more, there are assessments each day and we’re going to peer if there are extra positives. I don’t know what the next day to come brings or the day after. All I do know is that nowadays the development continues to be on. Like I advised you, this isn’t my worry No. 1. It’s the gamers’ protection and wellbeing which I do know the league may be supporting us in.”