RICHMOND, VA - (Tuesday, May 20 2008) – Former Richmond Kickers midfielder Marco Ferruzzi was recently named interim head coach of FC Dallas, upon the release of Steve Morrow, effective immediately. Ferruzzi is in his fourth season at FC Dallas after spending four seasons with the Richmond Kickers (1999-2002) and eight in the USL overall.
The USL-1 veteran began his career with the Tampa Bay Cyclones in 1996 before moving to Jacksonville the following year. He spent the 1998 season with the Charleston Battery and the next four with the USL-1 Richmond Kickers. Named team MVP in 2002, he made 120 appearances in a Kickers uniform and recorded 17 goals and eight assists for 42 points overall. He finished his career with the Minnesota Thunder (USL-1), earning All-League honors in 2003. Overall, he concluded his USL-1 career with 25 goals and 16 assists in 174 regular season games.
FC Dallas is currently in fourth place in the Western Conference with a record of 2-3-3 (9 points). The team is riding a four game winless streak, and is 1-2-1 at Pizza Hut Park this year. Ferruzzi will make his debut against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 24 at Pizza Hut Park (7:30 p.m. CT).