Alvarez ready to be a starter 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. 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." 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." 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." 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." 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." 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."

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