Marcos Charras

Argentine Charras arrives in Dallas

trying not to commit any mistakes or get injured or anything that could impede this opportunity. So for a time I was mainly keeping up on my conditioning."

What's your familiarity with the club?
"I was able to keep up with the team through the internet since there isn't much news about soccer from the United States back in Argentina. I know they are a very good team and that last season they lost in the conference semifinals. I saw pictures of Pizza Hut Park online and now to see it in person, this place is perfect!"

What can the team expect from you?
"I'm going to try to contribute the same as the rest of the team -- sacrifice, will, play, show a good game. Everyone wants to contribute the same and they've been doing it. To help the team is the most important thing."

Where do you feel the most comfortable playing?
"I like to play along the left flank. It doesn't matter to me if I'm playing in the back or in the middle; I like to attack regardless. I like to go forward, get to the end, send in crosses and if possible to score goals."

What was it like going to Bulgaria as a young player?
"It was tough. I was young, only 18 heading to Europe -- to a soccer that was completely unknown to me, as was the language and everything for the most part. But after some time, I adapted and was fortunate to stay in touch with the Argentine national team and to keep my rhythm of Argentine soccer. I learned a lot being over there."

How was your time in Argentina over the past year?
"My experience was a little negative because in the first six months with Velez I couldn't play due to an injured elbow, which kept me out for a month and half, almost two months. And when I returned the team had already won the championship. And then with Quilmes, there were some misunderstandings. But I was fortunate, I was able to play against Racing, against River and now I hope to play here."

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