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.


FC Dallas now has 10 international slots in 2021 after trading Michael Barrios and getting one more. Bressan getting a green card frees up a slot as well.

FC Dallas Roster Dance 2021

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: What I was doing wasn’t working and was too confusing, so I’m changing them to age at the start of the season which is April 1st give or take. I’ll leave the birth month with their age.

1Bryan AcostaDP, Int 127 (Nov)Honduran. MF. Under contract through 2021.
2Bressan28 (Jan)Brazilian. CB. Club options for ’22 and ’23. Green card.
3Jesus FerreiraHG20 (Dec)F/M. US Int. Under contract through 2023, no options.
4Matt Hedges31 (April)GOAT CB. Under contract through 2022 with 2 options to 2024.
5Ryan Hollingshead30 (April)LB. And everywhere else. Under contract through 2021 with 2022 option.
6Franco JaraDP, Int 232 (July)Argentine F. Under contract through 2022.
7José Antonio MartínezInt 327 (Feb)27, Spanish, left CB. Contract through 2023 with club options for the ’24 & ’25.
8Jimmy Maurer32 (Oct)GK. Contract extended through 2023 with an option for ’24. Hope he got the raise
9Phelipe MegiolaroInt 421 (Feb)GK, Gremio loan was extended for ’21. Original $2.5 mil buy option.
10Jáder ObrianInt 525 (May)Colombian right wing. Contract through ’23, club options ’24 & ’25.
11Paxton PomykalHG21 (Dec)Wing, 10, 8. Under contract through 2023 with 2024 option.
12Andres RicaurteInt 629 (Oct)An 8 more than a 10. Colombian. Loan through 2021 with an option to buy.
13Szabolcs SchönInt 720 (Sept)LW from MTK Budapest. Contract through ’23 year deal, options ’24 & ’25.
14Brandon Servania22 (Mar)Loan to SKN St. Pölten ended. FCD has one more option for 2022.
15Freddy VargasInt 822 (April)Left wing or attacking mid. Former Venezuelan U20 on loan from Deportivo Lara through 2021 with buy option.
16Kyle Zobeck30 (Feb)GK. 2021 Option picked up. Out of Contract after the season.
17Facundo QuignonInt 927 (May)Holding mid from Club Atlético Lanús. Under contract through 2023.
18Caiser GomesInt 1021 (April) CB. 1-season loan from NTXSC on loan from FC Alverca. Technically he’s now loaned back to NTX.
19Open Spot
20Open Spot

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

The OBR can include HGs with salaries up to $125k more than the Supplemental spots.
[Again, Age during the majority of 2021 season, Birthday month]

Supplemental – roster spots 21 to 24
$81,375 salary and/or Generation adidas.

21Edwin CerrilloHG20 (Oct)6. Emergency 8 or CB. Contract through 2021 + 2 options?
22Johnny NelsonGA22 (July)Left back. Probably 1 more year plus options. GA should last through 2022 unless he hits the playing time threshold.
23Ricardo PepiHG18 (Jan)F/W. New contract through 2026.
24Ema TwumasiGA, Green Card23 (May)M/F. Option picked up, one more option for 2022.

Reserve – roster spots 25 to 28
$63,547 salary in 2021, age 24 and under only.

25Nkosi Tafari24 (Mar)CB. 2021 Option picked up. Likely out of contract after season.
26Kalil ElMedkharHG21 (Aug)Left wing. US/Syria. Contract through 2022 w/ options for ’23, ’24, and ’25 seasons.
27Nicky Hernandez22 (Sept)Contract through ’22 w/ 3 options through 2025.
28Justin CheHG17 (Nov)10/8. Under contract through ’23 w/ ’24 option.

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

29Eddie MunjomaHG22 (July)RB/BB. Under contract through 2022 with 3 club options through ’25.
30Beni RedžićHG19 (Sept)LW. Contract through ’22 w/ options for ’23, ’24, & ’25. USYNT B&H U18. Bosnian passport.

FC Dallas Outbound Loans

Players who are under contract to FCD but are on loan. The club gets roster relief but not salary cap relief.

1Thomas RobertsSK Austria KlagenfurtA one-year loan till May ’22 with no buy clause. FCD contract was extended through 2022 with a 2023 option.
2Dante SealyPSV Eindhoven US F/W. Contract extended at time of loan to 2024 with options for ’25 & ’26.
3Collin SmithNorth Texas SCThe 32nd FC Dallas Homegrown is on loan to North Texas SC for the season. Contract through 2023 w/ ’24 & ’25 options.

North Texas SC Roster Dance 2021

Now for the FCD’s USL-1 feeder team which has much looser roster rules.

Players Under Direct NTX Contract

[Age at the start of the season, April 1 for the purpose of this post]

1Alejandro19 (Feb)Alejandro Santana Viniegra, F/W, Cruzeiro. Contract ’21, options ’22.
2Imanol Almaguer20 (Sept)Outside back or 6/8. Contract through ’21.
2Alisson21 (Dec)Brazil, d-mid, CB. Sau Paulo. AKA Alisson dos Santos. Contract through ’21.
4Hope Kodzo Avayevu18 (Oct)Creative midfielder. FCD/NTX had to wait for him to turn 18 so he could sign. Contract through ’23 w/ options ’24 and ’25.
5Alex Bruce22 (Oct)F/W. Played at Texans SC under Quill. ’21 option picked up.
6Devin BentonDefender. Signed late in 2021. Option for ’22.
7Blaine Ferri20 (Sept)Former US Youth Int. Central mid. Signed for 2021 with 2022 option.
8Caiser Gomes21 (Apr)1-season loan from NTXSC on loan from FC Alverca. Loaned to FC Dallas to get him on the MLS roster, then loaned back to NTX. From Guinea-Bissau.
9Thibaut Jacquel24 (Mar)Campbell F. From Saverne, France, out of the Metz Academy. Option for ’22.
10Bernard Kamungo19Open trialist from Abilene High School, originally from Tanzania. Two-year deal with 2023 option.
11Kazu21 (Mar)Left back from Coritiba. Brazilian-Japanese. One-year Loan.
12Lucão19 (May)Portuguese D, on loan through 2022 from F.C. Alverca. Buy option.
13Mikey Maldonado19D from San Antonio. One-year deal, 2022 option.
14Gabriel de Morais19 (Mar)Brazilian F, on loan through 2022 from F.C. Alverca. Buy option.
15Gibran Rayo19 (Oct)FCD Acad. F, wing, a-mid. Option for ’22.
16Mark Salas21 (July)UNC defender. Contract for ’21 only.
17Richard Sanchez27 (April)GK with a long career in Mexico and MLS including with FC Dallas. Contract for ’21.
18Colin Shutler22 (Aug)UVA keeper. Option for ’22.
19Derek Waldeck23 (Feb)LB or 6. Most improved in 2020.

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1Caiser Gomes21 (April)On loan to FC Dallas and back to NTX, to be technically accurate.

Academy Players for North Texas SC

So far this year only one, although there are some potentials down below.

1Antonio Carrera16 (Mar)U19 GK. 6’3″ 2004. #13 on NTX roster.
2Matthew Corcoran15Holing mid or linking mid. Currently a U19. 2006.
3Marcos Cortez18FCD U19 keeper. He graduated HS probably playing in college now. 2003
4Santiago Ferreira16Midfielder. Jesus’ brother. 2004.
5Kris Kelley16?Winger. 2006
6Tarik Scott16Frequent NTXSC training invitee. Rostered wearing the #41 for NTX. 2005.

Amateur Contracts (Potentially)

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

  1. Michael Collodi – [19, May] Former FCD Acad GK, Colombia U. In Dallas, often training with NTXSC.

Potential FCD Academy Players for North Texas

1Diego Hernandez16 (Feb)U17 M. First 2005 to play for NTXSC back in 2020.
2Nighte Pickering16 (Jan)He’s had some first-team invites and NTX training invites but hasn’t been rostered by NTX.

The Others List

Waivers, out-of-contract, cuts, trialists, and links. Anyone connected to FCD or North Texas in 2021.

Rickson Van Hees Contract with NTX mutually terminated.
Juan José ParraMutually terminated contract with NTX.
Grady Easton – Heading to SMU
Josh Ramsey – Heading to Notre Dame
Riley O’Donnell – College soccer at UTD (I hear)
Tanner Tessmann Sold to Venezia
Bryan Reynolds His transfer to Roma finally happened (he’d been on loan)
David Rodriguez Sold by North Texas to Atletico San Luis.
Lucas Ramalho – NTX Trialist. Clube Nautico’s youth system. Reported via his Instagram.
Sebastian Mendez – NTX Trialist, LB. From NTX Rayados & FC Harrington (aka DKSC)
Thiago SantosSold to Gremio.
Javier “El Falco” Pastore – Linked to Dallas late March 2021. Arg mid.
Gio Montes de Oca – F/M from UNC, drafted in 3rd round, signed with Loudon.
Carlos de Pena – 28 yo LW from Dynamo Kyiv. Linked Feb 2021.
Bryan ReynoldsSigned with AS Roma. Transfer Final.
Radamel FalcaoLinked to FCD Jan 2021.
Michael BarriosTraded to Colorado Rapids 1/13/21.
Franco Cervi – Benfica 26 year old winger. Linked Dec 2020.
Nicolas Benedetti – Club American, 23 yo Colombian mid linked Dec 2020.
Fafa Picaulttraded to Houston Dynamo Dec 2020.
Juan Dinenno – Pumas striker linked to FCD in Dec 2020.
Callum Montgomery – Option declined, traded to Minnesota United.
Francis Atuahene
– FCD contract option declined.
Santiago Mosquera
– FCD contract option declined.
Reto Ziegler – Out of contract end of 2020.
Brecc Evans – NTXSC contract option declined.
Carlos Avilez – NTXSC contract option declined. Signed Tormenta FC.
Ronaldo Damus – Out of contract. Not renewed. Signed Orange County SC.
Pedro Conceição Alves – NTXSC contract option declined.
Philip Ponder
– NTXSC contract option declined.
Luis Zamudio
– NTXSC contract option declined.
Juan Manuel Alvarez
– NTXSC contract option declined.
Arturo Rodriguez – NTXSC contract option declined. Signed Phx Rising.
Pablo Aránguiz  – Transferred to U de Chile.
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.
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.
William “Woody” Pondeca – U19 FCD Premier. Late 2020 NTX training.
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)