New this year is the FC Dallas U16 Academy team. The newness of this side meant FCD needed to add quite a few players at this level as you will see. But it also means more minutes for everyone.
I really pleased FCD added this team.
FC Dallas Academy U17s
Coach: Scott James
Bracket B: DKSC 07 ECNL, Futbol Consultants Edson Soto U16, Nevada Rush 2007 Select
Who to Watch
Caleb Swann – 2007. For my money the best 2007 in DFW. He was formally a 10 and is now an 8 (free-8) but he plays defense with tenacity and it’s a long-term better fit. Strong Paxton Pomykal vibes here. Joined FCD from Solar this season. He’s often played up with FCD U17s.
Michael Cortellessa – 2007. Can left or right back, or play anywhere on the field really. I joke he’s Ryan Hollinghead 2.0 but the kid is that good. A complete player. US U16. Like Swann, often plays with U17s.
Bryce Outman – 2007. Small but fierce. Bags of skill, dynamic. Can get pushed around but fights through a lot of it. US U16.
Ian Charles – Puerto Rico U17. He’s also played up with FCD U17s. New to FCD this season.
Kaka Scabin – 2007. CB. His move to FCD caught some people by surprise. He’s played in at least one North Texas Sc scrimmage although I think it’s a little too soon to see him there much.
U16 FC Dallas Academy Roster
The U16s mostly wear 1-29 but a few later editions got higher numbers. They are all 2007s so I took that column off this chart.
|2||Michael Cortellessa||LB/W||Ryan Hollingshead 2.0. US U17|
|5||Luke Munson||CB||New this season from Solar SC.|
|7||Javiier Dolores||LW||New from Seattle Sounders.|
|8||Marlon Luccin||CM||Peter Luccin’s son.|
|9||Chris Salazar||F/9||New this season from Solar SC.|
|11||Juan Mancia||Wing||From Dallas Rebels|
|12||Caleb Swann||8||New this season from Solar SC.|
|15||Ian Charles||6||Puerto rico U17|
|16||Landon Hickam||6||new player|
|17||Bryce Outman||M/F||US U17|
|18||Lucas Cavalcante||F/M||ECNL DP?|
|23||Neo Che||W/OB||Justin’s brother.|
|25||Ian Witis Hughes||W||new player|
|26||Jonathan Dozier||New form IMG.|
|27||Caua “Kaka” Scabin||RB?||New from Inter Miami.|
|29||Jaidyn Contreras||New from Houston Dynamo.|
|40||Christian Bazaldua||Left FCD & returned.|
|43||Judah McCloud||LB||From Chicago Fire|
|52||Gino Sasso||New player|
|57||Niko Montoya||GK||New From Cincy|
|?||Daniel Chukwu||New player|
|?||Curtis Lynch||G||New player|
FCD U16 Dallas Cup Schedule
|April 3||4 pm||Richland College 3||Futbol Consultants Edson Soto U16|
|April 4||6 pm||Richland College 7||DKSC 07 ECNL|
|April 5||4 pm||MoneyGram 7||Nevada Rush 2007 Select|