2012 FC Dallas Roster Dance

Updated for status as we see it right before Florida camp.

The Roster Dance is a long running feature of 3rd Degree. It is an effort to break down the FC Dallas roster into its various components with all the trialists and draft picks competing for spots.  The Roster Dance includes things like nationality, age, status, green cards, and anything else that might impact space on the roster and the players that might fit into it.

Last updated: 2/24/12

Senior Roster (18 to 20)

For now MLS rosters hold at up to 30 players.  Players 1 to 20 are on the senior roster and have to fit in the salary cap.  (MLS teams may carry only 18 players on this senior roster if they wish)

FCD has 8 international slots in 2010 with 8 currently filled.

1David Ferreira32, Colombian F/M. (8/9/79) Got his green card.
2Daniel HernandezNew 5 year coach/player deal.  35, US M/D (7/23/76)
3Jair Benitez33, Colombian LB, (1/11/79).  Green card.
4Blas Pérez(I1) Panamanian striker, turns 31 this year.  (3-13-81)
5Brek Shea20, US Nats MF. (2/28/90).
6Ugo Ihemelu28, US D. (4/3/83)
7Kevin Hartman37, US GK.  (5-25-1974)
8Zach Loyd24, US Nats M/D.  (7-18-87)
9Fabian Castillo(I2) 19, Colombian striker. (6-01-92)
10Ricardo Villar(I3) 32, Brazilian, AM. (8-11-79) working on green card
11Andrew Jacobson26, US DM. (9-25-85)
12Hernan Pertúz(I4) 22, Columbian U23, D. (3-31-89)
13Chris Seitz24, US GK.  (3-12-87)
14Bobby Warshaw23, US M/D.  (11-21-88)
15Carlos Rodriguez(I5) 21 year old Panamian M/D from Tauro FC. (4-12-90)
16Bruno Guarda26, Brazil MF. (2/6/86). Green card
17Scott SealyT&T F.  30, Previously with KC and SJ. (6/4/81) green card.
18George JohnUS CB. (3/20/87) Not currently on FCD roster. Spot saved?
19Dogba(I6) Ange Pacome Dogba Gnagbo. Ivory Coast F
20Open SpotSports 19 and 20 don’t have to be filled.

Players occupying roster spots 1-24 will earn at least $42,000 in 2011.

Off-Budget Roster (10)

Roster Spots 21 to 30.  Generation adidas, developmental players, and home grown.  Players 24 and under that don’t count on the salary cap.  MLS teams can have a maximum of 10 off-budget players.

21Matt HedgesUD D, 2012 1st pick. (4-1-90) Senior roster?
22Andrew Wiedeman(Ga1) 22, US versatile. F/M/D. (8-22-89)
23Bryan Leyva(HG1) 20, Mexican U20 MF (2/9/92) green card.
24Ruben Luna(HG2, I7) 19, Mexican U20 striker. (2-10-92)
25Victor Ulloa(HG3) 19, US Midfielder. (3-4-92)
26Moises Hernandez(HG4) US D, former U20  (3-5-92)
27Jonathan Top(HG5) 19, US striker. (1-26-93)
28Richard Sanchez(HG6) 17, Mexican keeper, US Citizen. (2-28-94)
29Christian Ibeagha22, Former US U17 from OK (born Nigeria). (1-10-90)
30Alex Lee2012 supplemental pick, D from Maryland. 
Ian Kalis2012 supplemental pick from SMU. Injured?  Still on roster, not traveling.

Players occupying roster spots 25-30 will earn at least $32,600 in 2011.

Other Players

Anyone connected, rumored, tried out, waived, training invited, or signed as a short term player.

Jack StewartLate 2011 defender depth, didn’t stick in 2012
Rodolofo Espinoza30 year old Mexican M, spring trial.
Kleyner Bejaranoa.k.a. Kleyner Bejarano Colombian D, spring trial
Scott Gordon23 year old US D, spring trial
Daniel OsornoFormerly of Puebla,  AM/F
Nicolás Giannia.k.a. Nicolas Cridani. 29, F/M
Daniel CruzColombian, M didn’t play well in 2011, injuries cost him in 2012.
Marvin ChavezTraded to San Jose.
Walter HinesM, preseason trialist
Martin JohnLB, preseason trialist
Joe MadiganM, preseason trialist
JacksonBrazilian M, on loan to Cruzeiro
Mykel GalindoWaived in off season.
Edson EdwardWaived in off season.
Josh LamboFormer Ga GK, waived in off season.

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