By Fletcher Whiteley
Moises Hernandez has been one of the homegrown players who has made an impact this season. The 23-year old already has performed well this season including earning the assist on the game winning goal against San Jose at the start of the season. The Seagoville High School graduate knows he will have to continue to play hard this season for the team to do well and continue to win.
“We have been working a lot on some little things,” he said. “We know how Philadelphia plays so we are getting ready for them tactically so we can get the win.”
Hernandez is excited about the first road game of the season and knows that preparation for a road game is the same as any game.
“You have to prepare for the game just as much as you do any game,” he said. “We’re all professionals and we want to win and we can’t let road games get inside our heads.”
Hernandez’s path to the starting lineup involved a proactive effort to get playing time. After signing with FC Dallas in 2010 then leading the club in reserve minutes played in 2011, Hernandez was loaned to Guatemalan side Communicaciones in June of 2012 before following his coach to legendary Costa Rica side Deportivo Saprissa for 2013.
Since returning to FC Dallas for the start of the 2014 MLS season, Hernandez has been playing well for the team and is starting to get attention in the international scene. Hernandez has the option to play for the United States or for Guatemala. Even though Hernandez is really focused on this season, he already has his mind made up for which country he would like to play for.
“Right now I’m really focusing on the team, but Guatemala is really interesting to me now,” he said. “I think I could really help Guatemala and if the opportunity comes to play for them I’m going to take it because it will be a new journey. For now, I’m just focused on the game this Friday.”
FC Dallas travels to the Philadelphia Union this Friday with a game time at 6:00 PM central on UniMas. FC Dallas enter the game with two wins, zero losses, and zero ties. Philadelphia Union enter the game with zero wins, zero losses, and two ties.