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.


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 all the time).

  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. Jesus Ferreira (HG) – [19, Dec] Striker/A-Mid. New 4-year deal.
  5. Matt Hedges – [30, April] Center back.
  6. Ryan Hollingshead – [29, April] LB, can play almost anywhere.
  7. Franco Jara (DP, Int 3) – [32, July] Arg, F.
  8. Jimmy Maurer – [31, Oct] GK
  9. Callum Montgomery – [23, May] CB, Canadian, eh. On loan.
  10. Santiago Mosquera (DP, Int 4) – [25, Feb] left M/F.
  11. Phelipe (Int 5) – [21, Feb] GK, Gremio loan. $2.5 mil option reported.
  12. Fafà Picault – [29, Feb] Left wing/mid.
  13. Andrés Ricaurte (Int 6) – [28, Oct] 8 or 10. Colombian.
  14. Thiago Santos (Int 7) – [30, Sept] DMid from Palmeiras, reported $1 mil cost.
  15. Dante Sealy (HG) – [17, April] F/W. (MLS lists him on senior roster)
  16. Brandon Servania (HG) – [21, March] linking MF.
  17. Reto Ziegler (Int 8) – [34, Jan] Center Back, Swiss. Contract thru 2020.
  18. Kyle Zobeck – [30, Feb] Third GK.
  19. Open Spot
  20. Paxton Pomykal (HG) – [20, Dec] versatile mid. Contract thru 2023, ’24 option.
  21. Pablo Arnaguiz (DP, Int) – On season-long loan, likely roster and cap relief.

Season Ending Injury

  1. Paxton Pomykal (HG) – [20, Dec] versatile mid. Contract thru 2023, ’24 option.

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). They must be bought down. [Again, Age during the majority of 2020 season, Birthday month]

Supplemental – roster spots 21 to 24 $81,375 salary and/or Generation adidas.
Reserve – roster spots 25 to 28
$63,547 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. Open Spot.
24. Ema Twumasi (GA) – [23, May] Green card. Mid/wing. On loan.
Francis Atuahene (GA) – [24, June] Green card. Mid/wing. On loan.

25. Nkosi Burgess – [23, March] 14th Overall pick. Left CB, Seattle U.
26. Edwin Cerrillo (HG) – [19, Oct] DM.
27. Bryan Reynolds (HG) – [19, June] RB. Options thru 2021.
28. Thomas Roberts (HG) – [19, May] Attacking mid.

29. Eddie Munjoma (HG) – [22, July] SMU outside back. 2 years + 3 FCD options deal.
30. Tanner Tessmann (HG) – [18, Sept] Academy U19, Linking-8 or a 6.

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.

  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 NTX Contract

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

  1. Imanol Almaguer – [19, Sept] Outside back or 6/8.
  2. Juan Manuel Alvarez – [24, July] M/D, Monterrey, 1-year loan.
  3. Pedro Conceição Alves – [21, Jan] RB, Brazil. Aka “Pedro Alves” formally “Cuadrado” and “Pedrinho”
  4. Carlos Avilez (HG) – [21, Jan] FCD Contract expired, re-signed with NTX.
  5. Alex Bruce – [21, Oct] F/W. Played at Texans SC under Quill.
  6. Alisson dos Santos Correa – [20, Dec] Brazil, d-mid, CB. Sau Paulo
  7. Ronaldo Damus – [20, Sept] Haitian NT striker.
  8. Brecc Evans – [20. Sept] CB. Recalled from Austin Bold.
  9. Philip Ponder – [23, Feb] SMU CB. FCD Academy.
  10. Gibran Rayo – [18, Oct] FCD Acad. F, wing, a-mid.
  11. Arturo Rodriguez – [21, Dec] W/M. Loaned to Real Monarchs ended.
  12. David Rodriguez – [18, May] A-mid.
  13. Derek Waldeck – [22, Feb] 66th overall pick, Stanford D-Mid. LB also.
  14. Luis Zamudio – [22, June] GK, former Sueno standout.
  15. Nicky Hernandez – [21, Sept] SMU Sr., 8-type mid. Signed.

Amateur Contract

NTX Players who are not longer in the Academy but not signed to a pro-contract so they don’t lose college eligibility.

  1. Kevin Bonilla – FCD Academy RB. US U20/U23. U of Portland.

FCD Academy Players for North Texas

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

  1. Philip Akem – [17, Feb] U19 wing/forward
  2. Antonio Carrera – [ 16, Mar] U17 GK. 6’3″
  3. Justin Che – [16, Nov] U19 CB/RB. US Youth Int.
  4. Andres Dicun – Former U19 striker
  5. Grady Easton – [17, Sept] New U19 Center back. SMU commit.
  6. Jose Gutierrez – [16, Mar] U17 wing/forward.
  7. Diego Hernandez – [15, Feb] U17, mid.
  8. Jordan Jones – [15, Jan] U17, linking mid.
  9. Antony Ramirez – [14, Dec] U17. Crafty attacking mid or wing.
  10. Beni Redzic – [17, Sept] U19 M/W. Former US U17, now Bosnia and Herzegovina U18.
  11. Ty Reynolds – [16, Apr] U17 right back.
  12. Eduardo Ruiz – [17, June] U19 right back.
  13. Collin Smith – [16, Dec] wing/forward.
  14. Seth Wilson – [18, March] Former U19. 6’3″ US U20.

The Others List

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

Oscar Romero – NTX wing/mid. Contract mutually terminated.
Zdenek Ondrasek – Sold to FC Viktoria Plzeň.
Charlie Lyon – MLS pool goalkeeper used for 2 games in September 2020.
Reggie Cannon (HG) – [22, June] RB. Transferred to Boavista FC.
Lamar Batista – Former LAFC CB/LB. Contract mutually terminated.
Jesse GonzalezContract mutually terminated by MLS.
Yoann Court – French attacking midfielder linked to FCD.
Nico Carrera – FCD Academy CB, former US U17. Signed with Holstein Kiel in Germany.
Cesar Garcia – FCD Academy CM. SMU.
Andres Engebretsen – 79th overall pick, Saint Mary’s College wing/forward. Signed with NTX but mutually parted ways during Covid shutdown.
Cal Jennings – 17th Overall (Pedroso trade). F, UCF. Didn’t make FCD. Signed with Memphis 901 in USL-C.
Nicolas Scargle – Tampa Bay Rowdies DA. 19’ish. Colombian. Academy?
Carlos Enriquez – Sidekicks back up keeper. NTX trialist.NTX trialist.
Kamar Marriott – M/D. Former FCD Acad. Florida Gulf Coast, drafted by SKC in 2019. NTX trialist.
Guillermo Estrada – Foro SC. NTX trialist.
Diego Guiterrez – Foro SC, trialist, started at 6 vs El Paso. Not this guy. NTX trialist.
Ben Watson – Texas Spurs, RB/RM. NTX trialist.
Lucas Mazieres – A new FCD U19 from Argentina. NTX trialist.
Hope Kodzo – Ghanian mid. Returning in 2020 at some point. NTX trialist.
Emmanuel Awuah – Ghanian CB. Came back last winter, but not seen in some time. NTX trialist.
Quinn Mello-Bastida – holing mid? Transferred to Willamette from U of Portland. NTX trialist.
Thierry Assamoi – Richland College defender. NTX trialist.
Mohamed Sesay – Richland College, NTX Rayados. F/M. Mostly a training player as he’s 26 (or so). NTX trialist.
Kareem Salem – Marymount (DIII) defender. NTX trial?
Juan Mora Padilla – Venezuelan, GK Estudiantes de Mérida. With FCD 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. Mesquite Outlaws.
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)