Update: Dallas Coaching Search

Update: Dallas Coaching Search

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 30, 2008
  • Dave Sarachan, Oscar Pareja

Nothing like an afternoon update here. The wonderful Tobias Lopez of the Fort Worth Star Telegram has given us all a little insight into the Dallas coaching search.

Former FC Dallas player/assistant coach Oscar Pareja and former Chicago Fire coach Dave Sarachan have both received permission from the U.S. Soccer Federation to interview for FC Dallas’ vacant coaching position, according to USSF spokesman Neil Buethe.

Pareja is an assistant with the U.S. under-17 national team while Sarachan is the Director of Scouting for the USSF Development Academy.

The first name (Pareja) makes total sense as I’ve said before. Most people in Dallas would love to see him return to the Big D to coach the Hoops. Though there are some that wonder if he is too connected to the current club as he was just an assistant a couple years ago. Take that for what it is worth.

The second name (Sarachan) is a bit of a surprise. The former Chicago Fire coach was pretty one of the main reasons as to why the Fire are built the way they are today with the exceptions of Blanco and Wilman Conde. Seriously, for the most part that club was Sarachan’s even though his era as coach in Chicago ended on a sour note.

My take on these two names is pretty much what it has already been. Pareja would be a natural fit and Sarachan has a good eye for talent though I question if he is the right fit for such a young club.

No word yet on what the other potential third name is on that apparent shortlist of three names. Most still believe it is Hugo Sanchez. And there are some out there who have been calling for Dallas to go after RSL’s Jason Kreis for the position, though I highly doubt they will.