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.

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

Notes

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.

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. $3.2 mil buy by FC Dallas
  2. Michael Barrios – [29, April] Green card. Right mid/wing.
  3. Bressan (Int 2) – [27, Jan] Brazilian LCB. Right-footed, versatile.
  4. Jesus Ferreira (HG) – [19, Dec] Striker/A-Mid. New 4-year deal.
  5. Jesse Gonzalez (HG) – [25, May] GK.
  6. Jacori Hayes – [25, June] Linking mid.
  7. Matt Hedges – [30, April] Center back.
  8. Ryan Hollingshead – [29, April] Left back, can play almost anywhere.
  9. Jimmy Maurer – [31, Oct] GK
  10. Callum Montgomery – [23, May] CB, Canadian, eh.
  11. Santiago Mosquera (DP, Int 3) – [25, Feb] left M/F.
  12. Zdenek Ondrasek (Int 4) – [31 , Dec] Czech striker. Cobra.
  13. Fafà Picault – [29 Feb] Left wing/mid.
  14. Paxton Pomykal (HG) – [20, Dec] versatile mid. Contract thru 2023, ’24 option.
  15. Thiago Santos (Int 5) – DMid from Palmeiras, reported $1 mil cost.
  16. Reto Ziegler (Int 6) – [34, Jan] Center Back, Swiss. Contract thru 2020.
  17. Kyle Zobeck – [30, Feb] Third GK.
  18. Open Spot – a 9? Franco Jara?
  19. Nkosi Burgess – 14th Overall. left CB, Seattle U.
  20. Cal Jennings – 17th Overall (Pedroso trade). Striker, UCF
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  21. Manuel Ferriol (Int) – 40th pick. MF, James Madison.
  22. Derek Waldeck – 66th overall pick, Stanford DMid.
  23. Andres Engebretsen (Int) – 79th overall pick, Saint Mary’s College wing/forward.
  24. Aiden Megally – 92nd overall pick, Loyola Chicago. 8/10 mid.

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. Reggie Cannon (HG) – [22, June] Right back. Options thru 2021. Selling?
22. John Nelson (GA) – [21, July] Left back.
23. Ricardo Pepi (HG) – [17, Jan] F, US U17.
24. Ema Twumasi (GA) – [23, May] MF/F. Green card.
–. Eddie Munjoma (HG) – SMU outside back. 2 years + 3 FCD options deal.

25. Francis Atuahene (GA) – [24, June] MF/F. Green card.
26. Edwin Cerrillo (HG) – [19, Oct] DM.
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.

FC Dallas Full Time Loan

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

North Texas SC Roster

Players under contract.
[Age for the majority of 2020 season, birth month]

  1. Imanol Almaguer – [19, Sept] Outside back or 6/8.
  2. Carlos Avilez – [21, Jan] Goalkeeper.
  3. Alex Bruce – F/W. Played at Texans SC under Quill.
  4. Ronaldo Damus – [20, Sept] Haitian NT striker.
  5. Brecc Evans – [20. Sept] CB
  6. Arturo Rodriguez – [21, Dec] W/M. Option picked up.
  7. David Rodriguez – [18, May] A-mid.
  8. Oscar Romero – [23, Oct] W/F. Option picked up.
  9. Juan Manuel Alvarez – D, CF Monterrey, 1-year loan.
  10. Pedro “Cuadrado” Conceição Alves – D, Brazil. 21. Paraguay for Club Guarani.
  11. Alisson dos Santos Correa – 20yo, Brazil MF from Sau Paulo
  12. Gibran Rayo – FCD Academy U19. Forward, wing, attacking mid.
  13. Philip Ponder – SMU senior center back. Former FCD Academy player.

FCD Academy Players for North Texas

Academy players who sometimes play with NTXSC.
[Age during the majority of 2020, birth month]

  1. Jonathan Gomez – [16, Sept] U19 left back. US/Mex U16.
  2. Kevin Bonilla – [18, Sept] U19 outside back. US U20.
  3. Nico Carrera – [18, June] U19 center back. US U17.
  4. Gibran Rayo – [18, Oct] U19 striker/wing,
  5. Cesar Garcia – [17, Aug] U19 central mid.
  6. Beni Redzic – [17, Sept] U19 M/W. Former US U17, now Bosnia and Herzegovina U18.
  7. Tanner Tessmann – [18, Sept] U19. Versatile mid. US U20.
  8. Seth Wilson – [18, March] U19 keeper. US Youth Int.

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. Mohamed Sesay – Richland College F/M. Visa issues.
  2. Hope Kodzo – Ghanian mid. Bechem Utd U17 team.
  3. Emmanuel Awuah – Ghanian CB. Bechem Utd U17 team.
  4. Victor Asante – Ghanian 8-mid. Bechem Utd U17 team. Tore ACL
  5. Erick Gunera – 17 yo “Honduran Messi.” reported “signed,” He may be a U19.
  6. Franco Martinez – Uruguay MF from Penarol. On trial back in Oct.

The Others List

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

Mauro Quiroga – 30, Necaxa, F, Arg. Linked to FCD if Jara falls thru.
Enner Valencia – 30, Tigres, F, Ecuador. Linked to FCD if Jara falls thru.
Gadi Kinda – Beitar Jerusalem 26yo wing/a-mid. Link changed to KC.
Franco Jara – 31 yo Pachuca striker hinted at by FCD Draft white board.
Luis Ovalle – 31 yo Panamaian D. Turned out to be a joke/prank.
Giorgi Papunashvili – Real Zaragoza LW. Rumor.
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. NTX
Bicou Bissainthe – Option declined. NTX
Hector Montalvo – Option declined. NTX
Cesar Murillo – Option declined. NTX
Eduardo “Pollo” Cortes – Out of contract. NTX
Richard Danso – Option declined. 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)