Roster Dance | FCD & NTXSC

FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez

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.

In an effort to make the Dance more about where the team is heading, I decided to move Jesus Ferreira up to the senior roster as I believe he will get a new contract this winter.

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]

  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?
  19. Open Spot – CB depth?
  20. 1st Round SuperDraft Pick – 14th Overall
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  21. 1st Round SuperDraft Pick – 17th Overall (Pedroso trade)
  22. 2nd Round SuperDraft Pick – 40th Overall
  23. 3rd Round SuperDraft Pick – 66th Overall
  24. 4th Round SuperDraft Pick – 92nd Overall
  25. Pablo Aránguiz  – [23, March] Continue Unión Española loan?

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

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.
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.

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.
28. Brandon Servania (HG) – [21, March] linking MF.

29. Dante Sealy (HG) – [17, April] F/W. Will play a lot for NTX in 2020.
30. Bryan Reynolds (HG) – [19, June] RB. Options thru 2021.

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.

FCD Academy Players for North Texas

Academy players we know of or witnessed training/playing with NTXSC in 2019.
[Age during the majority of 2020, birth month]

  1. Jonathan Gomez – [16, Sept] U19 left back. US/Mex U16.
  2. Diego Letayf – [18, March] U19 d-mid. Mex U17.
  3. Kevin Bonilla – [18, Sept] U19 outside back. US U20.
  4. Nico Carrera – [18, June] U19 center back. US U17.
  5. Gibran Rayo – [18, Oct] U19 striker/wing,
  6. Cesar Garcia – [17, Aug] U19 central mid.
  7. Beni Redzic – [17, Sept] U19 M/W. Former US U17, now Bosnia and Herzegovina U18.
  8. Tanner Tessmann – [18, Sept] U19. Versatile mid. US U20.
  9. Seth Wilson – [18, March] U19 keeper. US Youth Int.
  10. Cristian Escribano – [18, March] U19 right back
  11. Michael Sosa – [18, Feb] U19 wing/F.
  12. Zach Schawl – [18, Dec] U19 keeper.
  13. Kevin Rosas – U19 reserve.
  14. Jesus Sosa – U19 reserve.
  15. Camilo Estrada – [18, July] U19 D.

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. Anthony Bardon – Gibraltar National Team defender, 26 NTX trialist.
  6. Franco Martínez – 20-year-old CM Uruguian from Peñarol.

The Others List

Waivers, out of contract, cuts, trialists, and links. Anyone connected to FCD in 2019.

Thiago Santos – Brazilian DM, currently at Palmeiras.
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.
Eric Alexander – Versatile mid. Out of contract.
Moises Hernandez – CB. Option declined.
Cristian Colman – F. Option declined.
Edwin Gyasi – F/W. Option declined.
Jose Livano Salas – Former FCD Academy player, played some in Mexico. Training invite.
Alex Radilla – FCD Academy D, Grand Canyon U. NTXSC Trialist
Angel Paita – NTXSC Trialist
Lucio Martinez – M, NTX Rayados. NTXSC Trialist
Raul Fierro – FCD and NTXSC training player. Fort Hayes State and Richland College player.
Miguel Ojeda – former FCD Academy player. Training player.
Michel – Yes, the North Texas SC assistant coach. He played 1 game in 2019 for NTX.
Johan Gomez – FCD U19 and NTX striker, joined FC Porto.
Michael Collodi – former Academy player now at Colombia.
Julian Hinojosa – Former FCD Academy left back now at UNC.

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