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Former MLS MVP David Ferreira signs in Colombia

Feb 10, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT

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There was a time when David Ferreira’s vision and ability to hold the ball under pressure drove FC Dallas to a place it had never been: into the MLS Cup final.

That was 2010, the year Ferreira also gained his highest individual achievement, the league’s Most Valuable Player award.

Then again, there was a time (a far more recent time) when Ferreira more or less got his manager fired. That was last year as then-FCD coach Schellas Hyndman stuck with his playmaker way too long, depending on the old Ferreira to re-emerge – and probably damaging his relationship with other players along the way. After all, the men on the field saw that Ferreira was a shell of his former self, as the legs had seemed to go oh-so-quickly.

The two Ferreiras were miles apart.

Technically, the Colombian playmaker, 34, could have signed with another MLS club (although surely at a reduced rate) after Dallas declined his option in December.

That’s not going to happen; now comes word that Ferreira has signed with Colombia’s Independiente de Santa Fe

  1. overtherepermanently - Feb 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    Great player in his day, but his day was long past.

    • mvktr2 - Feb 10, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      His teeth are getting a bit long but I think he’s similarly effective to Rosales whom father time has caught up to last year when he struggled mightily after the 60 min mark and didn’t have the burst anywhere on the pitch he had when he arrived.

  2. chadmoon1 - Feb 11, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Not only did he get Schellas let go (Thank You!), but unfortunately, he got Kenny Cooper run out of town too. Kenny starved for service which he needs, as he’s not creative of chances on his own.

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