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U.S. Men's National Team players talk about the first week of January training camp, and the challenges that they have encountered.

An uncompromising fullback, Zach Loyd has maintained his role as a regular for FC Dallas in the 2011 season after a successful debut the year before. In 2010, Loyd made an impression with his versatility and helped lead the team all the way to the 2010 MLS Cup. A hard tackler who can also make buccaneering runs into the opposition half, Loyd made his first appearance for the U.S. Men’s National Team on Jan. 22, 2011, in the 1-1 tie against Chile in Carson, Calif.

  • Has played in 21 games, starting 19, for FC Dallas thus far in the 2011 season
  • Made his first national team appearance on Jan. 22, 2011, in a 1-1 tie against Chile in Carson, Calif.
  • Was the fifth pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and went on to make 24 regular season appearances and 19 starts
  • Reached the 2008 NCAA College Cup final, where UNC lost to the University of Maryland

2011: Made his national team debut on Feb. 22 in a 1-1 tie against Chile in Carson, Calif. ... 2010: Named to the 24-player January training camp roster for the U.S. MNT … First Appearance: Jan. 22, 2011, vs. Chile First Goal: None
2011: Has played in 21 games, starting 19, thus far for FC Dallas ... 2010: Drafted in the first round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft … Made his professional debut on April 10, 2010 against Columbus Crew ... Went on to make 24 appearances for FC Dallas helping the team to a Western Conference championship and a trip to the 2010 MLS Cup.

Son of Alan and Kathleen Loyd… Has three brothers…Majored in exercise and sport science at North Carolina and plans a career as a teacher and coach after soccer… Grew up with a half-sized soccer field in his backyard, including lights.

Scored seven goals and recorded 10 assists in his four years at North Carolina … Was part of the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team his junior year … Led the Tar Heels to back-to-back trip to the final four of the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009.

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