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.

Notes

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.)

Senior Roster

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.

NameStatusAgeNotes
1Bryan AcostaDP, Int 127 (Nov)Honduran. MF.
2Michael BarriosGreen Card30 (April)Green card. Right mid/wing.
3BressanInt 228 (Jan)Brazilian. CB. Contract ends, 2 options.
4Jesus FerreiraHG20 (Dec)F/M. US Int.
5Matt Hedges31 (April)Center Back.
6Ryan Hollingshead30 (April)LB. And everywhere else.
7Franco JaraDP, Int 333 (July)Argentine F.
8Jimmy Maurer32 (Oct)GK. Out of contract (I believe).
9Callum Montgomery24 (May)CB, Canadian (domestic).
10Santiago MosqueraDP, Int 426 (Feb)Left M/F.
11PhelipeInt 522 (Feb)GK, Gremio loan thru Dec 2020. $2.5 mil buy option reported.
12Fafa Picault30 (Feb)Left W/F/M.
13Paxton PomykalHG21 (Dec)M/W. Contract thru 2023, ’24 option.
14Andres RicaurteInt 629 (Oct)An 8 more than a 10. Colombian.
15Bryan ReynoldsHG20 (June)RB. Options thru 2021.
16Thiago SantosInt 731 (Sept)6. Brazilian.
17Dante SealyHG18 (April)F/W. Possible contract buy down to put him on Supp roster.
18Brandon ServaniaHG22 (Mar)Linking 8. Can 6.
19Reto ZieglerInt 835 (Jan)CB, Swiss. Contract ends 2020.
20Kyle Zobeck31 (Feb)GK. Contract ends?

Outside Looking In

NameStatusAgeNotes
21Ema TwumasiGreen Card24 (May)M/F. Homegrown status is possibly ending? But I’m confident he will end up on the team in 2021.
22Francis AtuaheneGreen Card25 (June)M/F. Homegrown status is probably ending?
23Pablo AranguizDP Int24 (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.

NameStatusAgeNotes
21Justin CheHG17 (Nov)CB/RB. “Protect the investment signing.”
22Johnny NelsonGA23 (July)Left back. One more season as GA?
23Ricardo PepiHG18 (Jan)F/W.
24Open Spot

Reserve – roster spots 25 to 28
$63,547 salary in 2020, age 24 and under only.

NameStatusAgeNotes
25Nkosi Burgess24 (Mar)Left CB.
26Edwin CerrilloHG20 (Oct)6. Emergency 8 or CB.
27Thomas RobertsHG20 (May)10/8. Loan coming?
28Open Spot

Homegrown Reserves – roster spots 29 and 30
Same as Reserve Roster but homegrown only.

NameStatusAgeNotes
29Eddie MunjomaHG23 (July)RB/BB. Probably 3 years + 2 FCD options deal.
30Tanner TessmannHG19 (Sept)Linking-8 or 6. Probably 3 years + 2 FCD options deal.

Outgoing Full-Time Loan

Potential roster and cap relief.

  1. 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]

NameAgeNotes
1Imanol Almaguer20 (Sept)Outside back or 6/8.
2Juan Manuel Alvarez25 (July)M/D, Monterrey, 1-year loan is ending.
3Pedro Conceição Alves22 (Jan)RB, Brazil. Aka “Pedro Alves” formally “Cuadrado” and “Pedrinho”
4Carlos Avilez22 (Jan)Former Homegrown. FCD Contract expired, re-signed with NTX.
5Alex Bruce22 (Oct)F/W. Played at Texans SC under Quill.
6Alisson dos Santos21 (Dec)Brazil, d-mid, CB. Sau Paulo
7Ronaldo Damus21 (Sept)Haitian NT striker. 2019 USL-1 Golden Boot.
8Brecc Evans21 (Sept)CB. Captain.
9Nicky Hernandez22 (Sept)8-type mid.
10Hope Kodzo Avayevu18 (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.
11Philip Ponder24 (Feb)SMU CB. FCD Academy.
12Gibran Rayo19 (Oct)FCD Acad. F, wing, a-mid.
13Arturo Rodriguez22 (Dec)2018 USL-1 MVP, Young Player of the Year, and Assist Champ. LW/RW/AM.
14David Rodriguez 19 (May)A-mid. Still plays with U19s.
15Derek Waldeck23 (Feb)LB or 6. Most improved in 2020.
16Luis Zamudio23 (June)GK, former Sueno standout.

Amateur Contract

NTX Players who are no longer in the Academy but not signed to a pro-contract so they don’t lose college eligibility.

  1. 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]

NameAgeNotes
1Antonio Carrera17 (Mar)U17 GK. 6’3″ 2004. I expect him to be in the 2021 keeper mix.
2Michael Collodi20 (May)GK, Columbia U. Ex-Academy. With the Ivy not playing soccer, he’s apparently in Dallas training with NTX. 6’0″ 2001.
3Diego Hernandez16 (Feb)U17 M. First 2005 to play for NTXSC (1 minute of PT).
4Beni Redzic18 (Sept)U19 M/W. Former US U17, now Bosnia and Herzegovina U18. 2002. 13 games, 6 starts in 2020.
5Collin Smith17 (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.

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