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.
|1||David Ferreira||32, Colombian F/M. (8/9/79) Got his green card.|
|2||Daniel Hernandez||New 5 year coach/player deal. 35, US M/D (7/23/76)|
|3||Jair Benitez||33, Colombian LB, (1/11/79). Green card.|
|4||Blas Pérez||(I1) Panamanian striker, turns 31 this year. (3-13-81)|
|5||Brek Shea||20, US Nats MF. (2/28/90).|
|6||Ugo Ihemelu||28, US D. (4/3/83)|
|7||Kevin Hartman||37, US GK. (5-25-1974)|
|8||Zach Loyd||24, US Nats M/D. (7-18-87)|
|9||Fabian Castillo||(I2) 19, Colombian striker. (6-01-92)|
|10||Ricardo Villar||(I3) 32, Brazilian, AM. (8-11-79) working on green card|
|11||Andrew Jacobson||26, US DM. (9-25-85)|
|12||Hernan Pertúz||(I4) 22, Columbian U23, D. (3-31-89)|
|13||Chris Seitz||24, US GK. (3-12-87)|
|14||Bobby Warshaw||23, US M/D. (11-21-88)|
|15||Carlos Rodriguez||(I5) 21 year old Panamian M/D from Tauro FC. (4-12-90)|
|16||Bruno Guarda||26, Brazil MF. (2/6/86). Green card|
|17||Scott Sealy||T&T F. 30, Previously with KC and SJ. (6/4/81) green card.|
|18||George John||US CB. (3/20/87) Not currently on FCD roster. Spot saved?|
|19||Dogba||(I6) Ange Pacome Dogba Gnagbo. Ivory Coast F|
|20||Open Spot||Sports 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.
|21||Matt Hedges||UD D, 2012 1st pick. (4-1-90) Senior roster?|
|22||Andrew Wiedeman||(Ga1) 22, US versatile. F/M/D. (8-22-89)|
|23||Bryan Leyva||(HG1) 20, Mexican U20 MF (2/9/92) green card.|
|24||Ruben Luna||(HG2, I7) 19, Mexican U20 striker. (2-10-92)|
|25||Victor Ulloa||(HG3) 19, US Midfielder. (3-4-92)|
|26||Moises Hernandez||(HG4) US D, former U20 (3-5-92)|
|27||Jonathan Top||(HG5) 19, US striker. (1-26-93)|
|28||Richard Sanchez||(HG6) 17, Mexican keeper, US Citizen. (2-28-94)|
|29||Christian Ibeagha||22, Former US U17 from OK (born Nigeria). (1-10-90)|
|30||Alex Lee||2012 supplemental pick, D from Maryland.|
|—||Ian Kalis||2012 supplemental pick from SMU. Injured? Still on roster, not traveling.|
Players occupying roster spots 25-30 will earn at least $32,600 in 2011.
Anyone connected, rumored, tried out, waived, training invited, or signed as a short term player.
|Jack Stewart||Late 2011 defender depth, didn’t stick in 2012|
|Rodolofo Espinoza||30 year old Mexican M, spring trial.|
|Kleyner Bejarano||a.k.a. Kleyner Bejarano Colombian D, spring trial|
|Scott Gordon||23 year old US D, spring trial|
|Daniel Osorno||Formerly of Puebla, AM/F|
|Nicolás Gianni||a.k.a. Nicolas Cridani. 29, F/M|
|Daniel Cruz||Colombian, M didn’t play well in 2011, injuries cost him in 2012.|
|Marvin Chavez||Traded to San Jose.|
|Walter Hines||M, preseason trialist|
|Martin John||LB, preseason trialist|
|Joe Madigan||M, preseason trialist|
|Jackson||Brazilian M, on loan to Cruzeiro|
|Mykel Galindo||Waived in off season.|
|Edson Edward||Waived in off season.|
|Josh Lambo||Former Ga GK, waived in off season.|