- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 2, 2012
- 1 Comments
- Features, George John, West Ham
FC Dallas defender George John will to return to FC Dallas following a two-month loan with English Championship side West Ham United.
West Ham United elected not to turn the loan into a transfer based on their club’s current top-of-the-table success and the current form of the club’s two starting center backs.
“I’m glad I had this opportunity and experience, and I want to thank MLS, FC Dallas and West Ham,” said John. “Right now I’m really looking forward to getting back to Dallas. I’ve been in touch with Schellas and I’m ready to get to work.”
“It was unfortunate that I didn’t get to play, but it really was understandable given the circumstances,” said John, who scored a goal in his first Reserve game with the English side. “I hope West Ham continues its good form and gets back to the Premier League. That’s certainly where the club belongs.”
While John is saying all the right things following this disappointment of not getting the transfer deal secure, it does open up some big questions for FC Dallas who have used newcomer Hernan Pertuz most of the preseason in his place in the middle of the defense. John will have to find his form with Dallas, though that shouldn’t be a problem considering his two-month loan in England.
How John handles this rejection will be key. Either he goes into a major slump like some other players have done (including himself) following a failed transfer deal or he ends up having one of his best seasons yet. Dallas now has a very stacked defense for this season, something to note as I release my positional rankings for this season (defense should be out on Monday).