Roster Dance | FCD & NTXSC

This is the complete list of every player on the FC Dallas and North Texas Soccer Club rosters as well as every name connected or linked to the teams.

Side Note: Origin of the “Roster Dance” name – The Hamster Dance.

With a new CBA coming this winter, there’s a good chance the roster rules can change.


The extra international slot FC Dallas had from the Rapids in 2019 via Kellyn Acosta trade is gone. But the one acquired from Atlanta in the Emerson Hyndman deal runs through 2020. So FC Dallas should have 9 total in 2020.

FC Dallas Roster Dance 2020

MLS rosters hold 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 as few as 18 players on this senior roster if they wish.)

Senior Roster

18 to 20 players.
[Age during the majority of 2020 season, Birthday month]

Note on the ages listed: I am listing the age each player is during the “bulk” of the season. I was hoping that would give me a better ballpark number for how old each player is rather than having to be specific (and come back and edit them).

  1. Bryan Acosta (DP, Int 1) – [26, Nov] Hond. MF.
  2. Michael Barrios – [29, April] Green card. Right mid/wing.
  3. Bressan (Int 2) – [27, Jan] Brazilian LCB. Right-footed, versatile.
  4. Nkosi Burgess – 14th Overall. Left CB, Seattle U.
  5. Reggie Cannon (HG) – [22, June] RB. New deal.
  6. Jesus Ferreira (HG) – [19, Dec] Striker/A-Mid. New 4-year deal.
  7. Jesse Gonzalez (HG) – [25, May] GK.
  8. Matt Hedges – [30, April] Center back.
  9. Ryan Hollingshead – [29, April] LB, can play almost anywhere.
  10. Franco Jara (DP, Int 3) – Arg, F.
  11. Jimmy Maurer – [31, Oct] GK
  12. Callum Montgomery – [23, May] CB, Canadian, eh. On loan.
  13. Santiago Mosquera (DP, Int 4) – [25, Feb] left M/F.
  14. Zdenek Ondrasek (Int 5) – [31 , Dec] Czech striker. Cobra.
  15. Fafà Picault – [29 Feb] Left wing/mid.
  16. Paxton Pomykal (HG) – [20, Dec] versatile mid. Contract thru 2023, ’24 option.
  17. Thiago Santos (Int 6) – DMid from Palmeiras, reported $1 mil cost.
  18. Reto Ziegler (Int 7) – [34, Jan] Center Back, Swiss. Contract thru 2020.
  19. Kyle Zobeck – [30, Feb] Third GK.
  20. Open Spot
  21. Pablo Arnaguiz – On season-long loan, likely roster and cap relief.

Off-Budget Roster (10 players) – No salary cap hit.

The OBR can include HGs with salaries up to $125k more but are bought down.
[Age during the majority of 2020 season, Birthday month]
Supplemental – roster spots 21 to 24 $70,250 salary and/or Generation adidas.
Reserve – roster spots 25 to 28
$56,250 salary, age 24 and under only.
Homegrown Reserves – roster spots 29 and 30
Reserve Roster but homegrown only.

21. John Nelson (GA) – [21, July] Left back.
22. Ricardo Pepi (HG) – [17, Jan] F, US U17.
23. Tanner Tessmann (HG) – [18, Sept] Academy U19, Linking-8 or a 6.
24. Carlos Avilez (HG) – [21, Jan] Keeper signed from North Texas SC.
Ema Twumasi (GA) – Green card. Mid/wing. On loan.
Francis Atuahene (GA) – Green card. Mid/wing. On loan.

25. Edwin Cerrillo (HG) – [19, Oct] DM.
26. Eddie Munjoma (HG) – SMU outside back. 2 years + 3 FCD options deal.
27. Thomas Roberts (HG) – [19, May] Attacking mid. Germany or no?
28. Brandon Servania (HG) – [21, March] linking MF.

29. Dante Sealy (HG) – [17, April] F/W. Will see both NTX and FCD minutes in 2020.
30. Bryan Reynolds (HG) – [19, June] RB. Options thru 2021.

Outgoing Loans with Right of Recall

  1. Callum Montgomery  – to San Antonio FC.
  2. Ema Twumasi (GA) – To Austin Bold.
  3. Francis Atuahene (GA) – Loan to San Diego Loyal.

Outgoing Full-Time Loan

Potential roster and cap relief. At least it should be.

  1. Pablo Aránguiz  – [23, March] loaned to U de Chile for 2020 w/ buy option.

North Texas SC Roster Dance 2020

Now for the FCD’s USL-1 feeder team which has much looser roster rules.

Players Under Direct Contract

[Age for the majority of 2020 season, birth month]

  1. Imanol Almaguer – [19, Sept] Outside back or 6/8.
  2. Juan Manuel Alvarez – D, CF Monterrey, 1-year loan.
  3. Pedro Conceição Alves – D, Brazil. 21. Aka “Pedrinho” formally “Cuadrado”
  4. Lamar Batista – Former LAFC defender, now official.
  5. Alex Bruce – F/W. Played at Texans SC under Quill.
  6. Alisson dos Santos Correa – 20yo, Brazil MF from Sau Paulo
  7. Ronaldo Damus – [20, Sept] Haitian NT striker.
  8. Philip Ponder – SMU senior center back. Former FCD Academy player.
  9. Gibran Rayo – FCD Academy U19. Forward, wing, attacking mid.
  10. David Rodriguez – [18, May] A-mid.
  11. Oscar Romero – [23, Oct] W/F. Option picked up.
  12. Derek Waldeck – 66th overall pick, Stanford D-Mid. LB also.
  13. Luis Zamudio – new GK, former Sueno standout.

Full-Time Outgoing Loans

  1. Brecc Evans – [20. Sept] CB. Loaned to Austin Bold.
  2. Arturo Rodriguez – [21, Dec] W/M. Loaned to Real Monarchs.

FCD Academy Players for North Texas

Academy players we’ve seen train with, or think are likely to train with, NTX during 2020. [Age during the majority of 2020, birth month]

  1. Kevin Bonilla – [18, Sept] U19 outside back. US U20. Portland Commit.
  2. Nico Carrera – [19, June] U19 center back. US U17. Louisville Commit.
  3. Justin Che – U17 center back. US Youth Int.
  4. Cesar Garcia – [17, Aug] U19 central mid.
  5. Beni Redzic – [17, Sept] U19 M/W. Former US U17, now Bosnia and Herzegovina U18.
  6. Seth Wilson – [19, March] Academy grad. US U20. Clemson Commit.
  7. Antonio Carrera – U17 GK. 6’3″
  8. Antony Ramirez – U17. Crafty attacking mid or wing.

North Texas Trialists

Players mentioned by FC Dallas or witnessed training/trialing that are potentially still in the mix to be signed. (That we know of, info can be hard to get.)

  1. Nicolas Scargle – Former Tampa Bay Rowdies DA. 19’ish. Colombian. Based on Instagram may have signed.
  2. Carlos Enriquez – Sidekicks back up keeper.
  3. Kamar Marriott – M/D. Former FCD Acad. Florida Gulf Coast, drafted by SKC in 2019.
  4. Guillermo Estrada – Foro SC
  5. Diego Guiterrez – Foro SC, trialist, started at 6 vs El Paso. Not this guy.
  6. Ben Watson – Texas Spurs, RB/RM
  7. Lucas Mazieres – A new FCD U19 from Argentina.
  8. Hope Kodzo – Ghanian mid. Returning in 2020 at some point.
  9. Emmanuel Awuah – Ghanian CB. Back training with NTX, likely to sign at 18.
  10. Quinn Mello-Bastida – holing mid? Transferred to Willamette from U of Portland
  11. Thierry Assamoi – Richland College defender.
  12. Mohamed Sesay – Richland College, NTX Rayados. F/M. Mostly a training player as he’s 26 (or so).

The Others List

Waivers, out of contract, cuts, trialists, and links. Anyone connected to FCD or North Texas in 2020.

Andres Engebretsen – 79th overall pick, Saint Mary’s College wing/forward.
Cal Jennings – 17th Overall (Pedroso trade). F, UCF. Didn’t make FCD. Exploring options.
Kareem Salem – Marymount (DIII) defender. NTX trial?
Juan Mora Padilla – Venezuelan, GK Estudiantes de Mérida. W/ U19s? NTX trial?
Erick Gunera – 17 yo “Honduran Messi,” reported “signed,” Played with U19s.
Franco Martinez – Uruguay MF from Penarol. On trial back in Oct.
Alejandro Radilla – via his Instagram. Grand Canyon U player. NTX trial?
Rodrigo Artiga – GK from Sonsonate. NTX trial?
Victor Asante – Ghanian 8-mid. Bechem Utd U17 team. Tore ACL in 2019.
Manuel Ferriol – 40th pick. JMU. Visa issue, signed with FC Tucson.
Jonathan Gomez – FCD U17 LB. US/Mex U16. Signed with Lou City.
Aiden Megally – 92nd overall pick, Loyola Chicago. 8/10 mid. Not in camp.
Adil Rami – 34 yo, CB at Fenerbahce. Rumor.
Jacori Hayes – 8/6. Traded to Minnesota United.
Mauro Quiroga – 30, Necaxa, F, Arg. Linked to FCD if Jara fell thru.
Enner Valencia – 30, Tigres, F, Ecuador. Linked to FCD if Jara fell thru.
Gadi Kinda – Beitar Jerusalem 26yo wing/a-mid. Link changed to KC.
Luis Ovalle – 31 yo Panamaian D. Turned out to be a joke/prank.
Giorgi Papunashvili – Real Zaragoza LW. Rumor.
Rodolfo Suila – Defender from Gimnasia, NTX trial last 2019.
Michael Sosa – Left FCD Academy, singed with an agent.
Raphael Veiga – Brazilian rumor from Palmeiras same time as Santos.
Diego Letayf – Left FCD Academy for Tigres Academy. Mex U17.
Alfusainey Jatta – Option declined. Former NTX
Bicou Bissainthe – Option declined. Former NTX
Hector Montalvo – Option declined. Former NTX
Cesar Murillo – Option declined. Former NTX. Signed Greenville Triumph.
Eduardo “Pollo” Cortes – Out of contract. Former NTX
Richard Danso – Option declined. Former NTX
Dom Badji – Traded December 2019 to Nashville.
Romain Philippoteaux – french left wing at Nîmes, FCD tried to acquire.
Mustapha Bundu – F, Aarhus GF. LInked for 1.5 mil euros.
Eric Alexander – Versatile mid. Out of contract.
Moises Hernandez – CB. Option declined.
Cristian Colman – F. Option declined.
Edwin Gyasi – F/W. Option declined.

Andre Zonatta and marco Ferruzzi in Tucson, Arizona, during 2019 FC Dallas spring training. (Buzz Carrick, 3rd Degree)