Hyndman to leave FC Dallas at end of season

Schellas Hyndman

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By DAN KARELL

FC Dallas will have a new man at the helm next season.

Following a disappointing 2013 campaign that saw the side miss the playoffs for the second consecutive year, FC Dallas announced on Friday that head coach Schellas Hyndman will step down at the end of the season, ending his five-year run with the club.

“I truly appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the FC Dallas family for the last five years,” Hyndman said in a statement. “After a lot of thought and consideration, I feel the time is right for me to step down as head coach of FC Dallas. I want to thank the Hunt family for their support and friendship, our players, coaches and front office for their dedication and effort during my time here, and especially the great FC Dallas fans.”

Hyndman is only three years removed from being named MLS Coach of the Year as he lead FC Dallas to the MLS Cup final, though they fell to the Colorado Rapids. Since then, the 61-year-old boss has failed to replicate the success he brought that year, as his aging side struggled in the second half of this season.

Since the beginning of June, FC Dallas have won just twice, despite starting the season with seven wins out of first 11 games. Overall, Hyndman has amassed a 62-57-58 record during his time in Frisco, Texas.

FC Dallas chairman Clark Hunt said in the press release that the search for a new coach would begin effective immediately.

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What do you think of this news? Did you expect Hyndman to leave at the end of this season? Who do you see replacing him? Do you feel that Hyndman is as much to blame as the players?

Share your thoughts below.

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25 Responses to Hyndman to leave FC Dallas at end of season

  1. TomTraubert says:

    Jason Kreis please please please.

  2. Jon says:

    It was time.

    All eyes on HSG now. Have to get the next hire right.

  3. Quit whining about soccer in the US says:

    Man, he can coach my Sounders. Dallas is blowing it, IMHO.

  4. Kingsly Alexander - Man Rey - Plotinus - Sankt Pauli! says:

    Yayyyyy! Out with the old in with the new!

  5. Colin in MT says:

    As a fan of the MLS, I say get Wynalda. He would be entertaining as h$ll.

  6. Bill Brasky says:

    Wow, that’s a karate kick to the nuts.

  7. alex says:

    Has to hurt that they lost the GM to Colorado who is now doing so well.

    I didn’t think Hyndman was particularly great or terrible. FCD has looked very much like a borderline playoff team over the past two years and just ended up on the wrong end of equation. Not that I’d consider barely scraping through a success, but it provides some perspective on things.

    As a TFC fan, I have to admire their front office stability in comparison to ours. But then again, I’d admire just about anything short of Palermo

  8. DUDEEROO says:

    Get Vucetich.

  9. Darwin says:

    Daniel Hernández!!

  10. Rory says:

    Seemed a nice guy but not a great fit… maybe the game has passed him by?

    I hope his grandson plays for the US though.

  11. Pedro says:

    Yawn. Hyndman was alright but it was time to go. He isn’t the problem, though.

    Where other clubs have dynamic risk-taking entrepreneurs at the helm, HSG is a careful steward lacking ambition.

    Wake me when FC Frisco grows a pair.

  12. catfish says:

    Hey Warzycha is looking for a job. Hunts were loyal to him in Columbus. They sell team, he gets fired. It’s the least they could do for the Polish Rifle.

  13. solles says:

    a.k.a. please retire, or we’ll fire you

  14. The Imperative Voice says:

    There is a certain Egyptian coach about to be out of a job that should be high on people’s lists. He got Chivas in the playoffs…

    Dallas has a persistent defensive problem they need to deal with. If you allow 50 goals (roughly 1.5/game) I wouldn’t expect playoffs.