FC Dallas Academy U14s for 2023 Dallas Cup

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

Record: 10-3-5

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.

1Zach WellsG
2Kaleb PanozzoR/CB
3Liam VejrostekLBFrom RSL Az. US U15
4Mark DrygasCB
5Ahmad OdomCB
6Oli StenningCM
7Zac (Simeon) FumtimRB
8George PorterCMNew player this season.
9Diego Cruz9/RW
10Steel CookAM/FPlaymaker.
11Diego EchevarriaLW/9Puerto Rico U14. Scores a lot of goals.
12Erick VargasRWReturned from Solar
13Juan CarreraGYounger brother of Nico and Antonio
14Emmanuel AlvarezL/CB
15Kyle VelasquezCM/6US U15. New player this season.
16Sebastian AragundiCM, RB
17Christian Wygant6New player this season.
18Carlo JohnsonW/OBDP South
19Joaquin GonzalezCMPeruvian/Mexican. New player this season.
20Abren S VegaCM
25Saúl RiosGKFrom FCD El Paso US/MEX eligible. US U15
26Jordyn Eason9New player this season from LAFC I believe.
37Ethan KurpiewskiCBFrom Florida 6’1″  US U15. New player this season.
40Austin ChukwuWFrom 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 pmRichland 10Academia de Futbol Tigres San Rafael SR
April 48 pmRichland 6Arkansas Rising 2009 HOMEA
April 54 pmRichland 7Imperial SC 09 NLFC
2009s U13s
FCD’s U14 (2009) while they were U13s. (Courtesy Adam Wells)


  1. 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).

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