FCdallas.net had the opportunity to sit down with Arturo Alvarez to ask him about the return to his home state and his expectations for next season with FC Dallas. FCdallas.net: How excited are you to return to your home state of Texas? Arturo Alvarez: "I am extremely happy. Ever since I first got drafted, I wanted to play close to home (Houston), and now Colin Clarke and FC Dallas are giving me the opportunity to do that. I can't wait to start the new season." FCdallas.net: What strengths will you bring to FC Dallas? AA: "I come to Dallas to give 100 percent in every match. I think that my style of play will help to spice up the offense. To be short, I will give everything I have every time that I step onto the field." FCdallas.net: What are your expectations for next season? AA: "Well, my goal is to have a great preseason and earn a spot in the starting lineup. I haven't been able to play a lot of minutes the past two seasons, but I believe that I am ready to be a starter in this league." FCdallas.net: How would you describe yourself as a player? AA: "I am an offensive-minded player whose strengths are my quickness and skill. I am the type of player that wants to have the ball on his feet and create chances on the attacking midfield." FCdallas.net: Have you heard about the new stadium in Frisco? AA: "Yes, I've heard about it and I've also seen pictures on FC Dallas' website. I am really excited about it. In San Jose I didn't have the chance to play in a soccer specific stadium and I will have that opportunity with FC Dallas. I think that having our own stadium with the 17 youth fields will make our club even more professional, just like clubs in Europe or Latin America. I am very much looking forward to opening day." FCdallas.net: Is there anything that you would like to say to your new fans with FC Dallas? AA: "I would like to tell them that I am eager to be in Dallas and be part of this team. I will make sure that I will give my best effort every minute and that we will do everything in our power to bring a championship to Dallas."