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.
FC Dallas should have 8 total international slots in 2021.
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.)
18 to 20 players.
[Age during the majority of 2021 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 all the time). For example, if a player turns 30 this coming April then it will say 30 even though right now he is 29.
|1||Bryan Acosta||DP, Int 1||27 (Nov)||Honduran. MF.|
|2||Michael Barrios||Green Card||30 (April)||Green card. Right mid/wing.|
|3||Bressan||Int 2||28 (Jan)||Brazilian. CB. Contract ends, 2 options.|
|4||Jesus Ferreira||HG||20 (Dec)||F/M. US Int.|
|5||Matt Hedges||—||31 (April)||Center Back.|
|6||Ryan Hollingshead||—||30 (April)||LB. And everywhere else.|
|7||Franco Jara||DP, Int 3||33 (July)||Argentine F.|
|8||Jimmy Maurer||—||32 (Oct)||GK. Out of contract (I believe).|
|9||Callum Montgomery||—||24 (May)||CB, Canadian (domestic).|
|10||Santiago Mosquera||DP, Int 4||26 (Feb)||Left M/F.|
|11||Phelipe||Int 5||22 (Feb)||GK, Gremio loan thru Dec 2020. $2.5 mil buy option reported.|
|12||Fafa Picault||—||30 (Feb)||Left W/F/M.|
|13||Paxton Pomykal||HG||21 (Dec)||M/W. Contract thru 2023, ’24 option.|
|14||Andres Ricaurte||Int 6||29 (Oct)||An 8 more than a 10. Colombian.|
|15||Bryan Reynolds||HG||20 (June)||RB. Options thru 2021.|
|16||Thiago Santos||Int 7||31 (Sept)||6. Brazilian.|
|17||Dante Sealy||HG||18 (April)||F/W. Possible contract buy down to put him on Supp roster.|
|18||Brandon Servania||HG||22 (Mar)||Linking 8. Can 6.|
|19||Reto Ziegler||Int 8||35 (Jan)||CB, Swiss. Contract ends 2020.|
|20||Kyle Zobeck||—||31 (Feb)||GK. Contract ends?|
Outside Looking In
|21||Ema Twumasi||Green Card||24 (May)||M/F. Homegrown status is possibly ending? But I’m confident he will end up on the team in 2021.|
|22||Francis Atuahene||Green Card||25 (June)||M/F. Homegrown status is probably ending?|
|23||Pablo Aranguiz||DP Int||24 (Mar)||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 than the Supplemental spots (so up to $206,375 in theory) in 2020. They must be bought down. [Again, Age during the majority of 2021 season, Birthday month]
Supplemental – roster spots 21 to 24
$81,375 salary and/or Generation adidas.
|21||Justin Che||HG||17 (Nov)||CB/RB. “Protect the investment signing.”|
|22||Johnny Nelson||GA||23 (July)||Left back. One more season as GA?|
|23||Ricardo Pepi||HG||18 (Jan)||F/W.|
Reserve – roster spots 25 to 28
$63,547 salary in 2020, age 24 and under only.
|25||Nkosi Burgess||—||24 (Mar)||Left CB.|
|26||Edwin Cerrillo||HG||20 (Oct)||6. Emergency 8 or CB.|
|27||Thomas Roberts||HG||20 (May)||10/8. Loan coming?|
Homegrown Reserves – roster spots 29 and 30
Same as Reserve Roster but homegrown only.
|29||Eddie Munjoma||HG||23 (July)||RB/BB. Probably 3 years + 2 FCD options deal.|
|30||Tanner Tessmann||HG||19 (Sept)||Linking-8 or 6. Probably 3 years + 2 FCD options deal.|
Outgoing Full-Time Loan
Potential roster and cap relief.
- Pablo Aránguiz – [24, 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 NTX Contract
[Age for the majority of 2020 season, birth month]
|1||Imanol Almaguer||20 (Sept)||Outside back or 6/8.|
|2||Juan Manuel Alvarez||25 (July)||M/D, Monterrey, 1-year loan is ending.|
|3||Pedro Conceição Alves||22 (Jan)||RB, Brazil. Aka “Pedro Alves” formally “Cuadrado” and “Pedrinho”|
|4||Carlos Avilez||22 (Jan)||Former Homegrown. FCD Contract expired, re-signed with NTX.|
|5||Alex Bruce||22 (Oct)||F/W. Played at Texans SC under Quill.|
|6||Alisson dos Santos||21 (Dec)||Brazil, d-mid, CB. Sau Paulo|
|7||Ronaldo Damus||21 (Sept)||Haitian NT striker. 2019 USL-1 Golden Boot.|
|8||Brecc Evans||21 (Sept)||CB. Captain.|
|9||Nicky Hernandez||22 (Sept)||8-type mid.|
|10||Hope Kodzo Avayevu||18 (Oct)||Creative midfielder. FCD/NTX had to wait for him to turn 18 so he could sign. 3+2 contract is impressive for this kind of signing.|
|11||Philip Ponder||24 (Feb)||SMU CB. FCD Academy.|
|12||Gibran Rayo||19 (Oct)||FCD Acad. F, wing, a-mid.|
|13||Arturo Rodriguez||22 (Dec)||2018 USL-1 MVP, Young Player of the Year, and Assist Champ. LW/RW/AM.|
|14||David Rodriguez||19 (May)||A-mid. Still plays with U19s.|
|15||Derek Waldeck||23 (Feb)||LB or 6. Most improved in 2020.|
|16||Luis Zamudio||23 (June)||GK, former Sueno standout.|
NTX Players who are no longer in the Academy but not signed to a pro-contract so they don’t lose college eligibility.
- Kevin Bonilla – [19, Sept] FCD Academy RB. US U20/U23. Committed to U of Portland.
FCD Academy Players for North Texas
I just reset this list to returning Academy players who got minutes in 2020 and players that we’ve heard of training already in context for 2021. Players from the 2020 list who moved off can get back on if we get wind of them again. I expect quite a few will. [Age during the majority of 2020, birth month]
|1||Antonio Carrera||17 (Mar)||U17 GK. 6’3″ 2004. I expect him to be in the 2021 keeper mix.|
|2||Michael Collodi||20 (May)||GK, Columbia U. Ex-Academy. With the Ivy not playing soccer, he’s apparently in Dallas training with NTX. 6’0″ 2001.|
|3||Diego Hernandez||16 (Feb)||U17 M. First 2005 to play for NTXSC (1 minute of PT).|
|4||Beni Redzic||18 (Sept)||U19 M/W. Former US U17, now Bosnia and Herzegovina U18. 2002. 13 games, 6 starts in 2020.|
|5||Collin Smith||17 (Dec)||U19 Wing/forward. 2003. 15 games, 7 starts in 2020.|
The Others List
Waivers, out of contract, cuts, trialists, and links. Anyone connected to FCD or North Texas in 2021.
William Akio – Canadian, F. UT RGV & Calgary Foothills FC (USL-2). NTX Trialist late 2020.
Philip Akem – U19 F/W. West Point commit, I hear. 2020 North Texas trainee.
Bryce Boneau – Norte Dame commit. FCD Premier, former Solar player. Late 2020 NTX training.
Matthew Corcoran – (15, Feb) Still 14 but one of the top players in the 2006 class. Holding mid. Late 2020 NTX training.
Andres Dicun – Former FCD U19 striker, trained with NTX in 2020 after leaving the Academy.
Grady Easton – U19 CB. SMU commit. Made 2 starts at CB in early 2020.
Julian Eyestone – FCD U15 GK. (15, April). Currently just 14 but already something like 6’5″. Top-rated keeper in 2006 class. Late 2020 NTX Training.
Jost Guitierrez – U17 wing/forward. 2004. 2020 North Texas trainee.
Jordan Jones – U17 Linking Mid. 2005 (16, Jan). 2020 North Texas trainee.
William “Woody” Pondeca – U19 FCD Premier. Late 2020 NTX training.
Antony Ramirez – U17. Crafty attacking mid or wing. 2005. (15, Dec). 2020 North Texas trainee.
Ty Reynolds – U 17 right back. 2004. 2020 North Texas trainee.
Eduardo Ruiz – U 19 right back. 2003. 2020 North Texas trainee.
Roman Torres – FCD Premier, 2002. ODP. Late 2020 NTX training.