Every year I try to make the Dallas Cup the first time I watch any given U14 team. I have to draw the line somewhere and I try to hold to this or I will run myself ragged. I’m actually really looking forward to seeing this team finally.
I do miss the Dallas Cup Super 14s from the pre-pandemic. I hope they come back.
FC Dallas Academy U14s
Coach: Adam Wells & Toto Schmugge
Bracket B: Academia de Futbol Tigres San Rafael SR, Arkansas Rising SC 2009, Imperial SC 09 NLFC.
Who to Watch
Steel Cook – Playmaker. I’ve seen a few clips and looks the real deal. He’s a bit skinny, hope he holds up as he’s getting into the ages of physically mature players.
Liam Vejrostek – Quite young for this group and has played up (which is why I’ve seen him) and even there he looks like a top prospect.
Kyle Velasquez – A new player I’ve heard good things about.
Ethan Kurpiewski – 6’1″ CB at this age is something. If he can actually play on top of that there’s reason to be excited.
Jordyn Eason – A new forward I had recommended to me.
Diego Echevarria – Wing or forward who came up to the Academy last year. He sure scores a lot of goals.
U14 FC Dallas Academy Roster
Mostly wear numbers 1 to 29 except for a few more recent additions.
|3||Liam Vejrostek||LB||From RSL Az. US U15|
|7||Zac (Simeon) Fumtim||RB|
|8||George Porter||CM||New player this season.|
|11||Diego Echevarria||LW/9||Puerto Rico U14. Scores a lot of goals.|
|12||Erick Vargas||RW||Returned from Solar|
|13||Juan Carrera||G||Younger brother of Nico and Antonio|
|15||Kyle Velasquez||CM/6||US U15. New player this season.|
|16||Sebastian Aragundi||CM, RB|
|17||Christian Wygant||6||New player this season.|
|18||Carlo Johnson||W/OB||DP South|
|19||Joaquin Gonzalez||CM||Peruvian/Mexican. New player this season.|
|20||Abren S Vega||CM|
|25||Saúl Rios||GK||From FCD El Paso US/MEX eligible. US U15|
|26||Jordyn Eason||9||New player this season from LAFC I believe.|
|37||Ethan Kurpiewski||CB||From Florida 6’1″ US U15. New player this season.|
|40||Austin Chukwu||W||From Alves. New player this season.|
I have heard FCD might have added a player or two in the last few weeks. So there might be a name or two missing from above.
FCD U14 Dallas Cup Schedule
|April 3||4 pm||Richland 10||Academia de Futbol Tigres San Rafael SR|
|April 4||8 pm||Richland 6||Arkansas Rising 2009 HOMEA|
|April 5||4 pm||Richland 7||Imperial SC 09 NLFC|
I’d add Saul Rios to the list of kids to watch. He’s the best GK I’ve seen at this age for FCD (Antonio Carrera and younger). YNTs seem to value him too (regional camps with the ’08s, national camps with the ’09s, etc).
nice, I look forward to seeing him.