John returning to FC Dallas


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George John's loan spell to West Ham will not be turning into a full transfer after all.

FC Dallas announced that the star centerback will be returning to the club following the conclusion of his loan to the League Championship side. 

While John has impressed in reserve fixtures by all accounts, he had yet to crack a matchday roster for the first team, raising some eyebrows about his future there. He departed for London after withdrawing from the U.S. national team's January camp — which was his first call-up by Jurgen Klinsmann — in hopes of securing a full transfer after a potential summer move to Blackburn fell through.

Assuming that he remains with FC Dallas, his return is a huge coup for a team that spent a good portion of the offseason finding reinforcements in preparation for his departure. The club drafted Matt Hedges out of North Carolina and signed Colombian Under-23 centerback Hernan Pertuz to pair with Ugo Ihemelu in the center of the FCD defense. Now it would appear that a potential weak spot has been restored to a position of strength for the 2010 MLS finalists.

What do you think of this development?

Share your thoughts below.

  • abc

    The rookie they drafted is supposed to be good. That is too much depth at CB, for a team that doesn’t have the greatest depth elsewhere. Dallas should trade George John to another MLS team if they can.


  • Scott

    Lesson learned…Ream is better than you give him credit and John is not as good as you think. They (professional coaches) can’t all be wrong and you right. Fair or unfair is irrelevant.


  • Katie O

    This is going to be a bring change for him going back to all of his old team mates. He created a good friendship with his old team mates. He will get use to his new team quickly. WIll he be a starter?


  • abc

    San Jose should just bring Bobby Burling back, as it doesn’t seem like things are working out with him in Montreal.

    But I do agree that some team should trade for John.


  • Blaise213

    Overage players for 2012 Olympics

    George John
    Goeff Cameron
    Fabian Johnson


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