Five Questions with Moises Hernandez
FC Dallas defender Moises Hernandez enjoyed a successful 2010 season that saw him sign with his hometown club and make his first professional appearance in a friendly match against Inter Milan.
The left back enters the 2011 campaign hoping to earn a place in FCD's 18-man game-day roster as well as play for the United States' U-20 team in April's CONCACAF Championship and this summer's U-20 World Cup.
He recently took time out of FC Dallas camp to answer five questions from MLSsoccer.com.
1. What's your most memorable United States national team moment?
It has to be last year when I played against Brazil in the Copa Chivas. We tied 1-1. Juan Agudelo scored the tying goal.
2. What would you tell yourself of five years ago?
If I would go back, I would try to work harder and not goof around as much when I was little. I would have gotten mature quicker and stay focused on my goals.
3. Favorite teammate to play with? Why?
I don't really have one. I just love playing soccer. I guess I would say most of the guys from the FC Dallas Juniors [Ruben Luna, Victor Ulloa, Bryan Leyva and Jonathan Top]. I've been playing with them since I was young.
4. What's one skill you could improve?
I'm working on improving my decisions, like whether to go forward at the right time or defend. I'm getting better. The coaches are helping me a lot with that.
5. Where do you see yourself in five years in regards to the US team?
Hopefully in five years, I'll be with the men's national team playing left back in the World Cup.
Noah Davis covers the United States national team for MLSsoccer.com. Follow him on Twitter at @noahedavis.