All-Time Academy Pros

This is a list of every FC Dallas Academy player – that we know of – who has played for a professional or semi-professional soccer team, indoors or outdoors.

I have chosen not to include amateur players at North Texas SC or any other club. This list is of professionally contracted and paid players only, to the best of my knowledge.

The list is organized by birth year – youngest to oldest – and I have listed each team they played for that I can find.

2008

NameProfessional Clubs
Isaiah Kaakoush ^North Texas SC

Isaiah Kaakoush signed with North Texas from Barca USA and then played games in the FCD Academy. Homegrown rights acquired from RSL.

2007

NameProfessional Clubs
Jaidyn ContrerasNorth Texas SC
Santiago MoralesInter Miami, Inter Miami II
Leonardo Orejarena ^North Texas SC

^ Leonardo Orejarena signed with North Texas from Barca USA and then played games in the FCD Academy. Homegrown rights acquired from Chicago Fire.

2006

NameProfessional Clubs
Matthew CorcoranBirmingham Legion
Keyrol FigueroaLiverpool U18
Diego Garcia ^North Texas SC
Malachi MolinaNorth Texas SC
Alejandro UrzuaNorth Texas SC, FC Dallas

^ Diego Garcia signed with North Texas from El Paso Locomotive’s Academy and then played games in the FCD Academy.

2005

Name Professional Clubs
Angel Bernal $Tulsa FC
Dylan LacyNorth Texas SC
Nolan NorrisFC Dallas, North Texas SC
Nighte PickeringMemphis 901
Anthony RamirezNorth Texas SC
Tarik ScottFC Dallas, North Texas SC

$ Angel Bernal was with FC Dallas U19s for like a week before signing with Tulsa.

2004

NameProfessional Clubs
Gonzalo AgustoniOrlando City B
Antonio CarreraFC Dallas, North Texas SC, North Carolina FC
Victor FimbresCancun Pioneers
Nicolás NavaTijuana, Sporting de Gijón B, Real Aviles Industrial
Diego PepiNorth Texas SC

2003

NameProfessional Clubs
Justin CheFC Dallas, North Texas SC, Bayern Munich U19 & II, Hoffenheim, Hoffenheim II, Brøndby IF, ADO Den Haag
Jonathan GomezLouisville City, Real Sociedad, CD Mirandés
Ricardo PepiFC Dallas, North Texas SC, FC Augsburg, FC Groningen, PSV Eindhoven
Blake PopeCharlotte Independence, North Texas SC, Portland Timbers 2
Dante SealyFC Dallas, North Texas SC, PSV Jong
Collin Smith FC Dallas, North Texas SC, Birmingham Legion, New England Revolution II

2002

NameProfessional Clubs
Joel BustamanteSpVgg Fürth, Hertha BSC II, Berliner AK 07
Nico CarreraHolstein Kiel, Holstein Kiel II, FSV Zwickau 
Erik CentenoAtlanta United, Atlanta United 2
Santiago Munoz *Santos Laguna, Newcastle United
Joey PerrymanBorussia Neunkirchen
Beni RedžićFC Dallas, North Texas SC, Real Monarchs
David RodriguezNorth Texas SC, Atlético San Luis, Phoenix Rising, Austin FC II
Bleon SalihuKF Ferizaj, Greifswalder FC
Jonathan TomkinsonNorwich City, Stevenage, Bradford City
Roman TorresBorussia Neunkirchen, Tulsa Athletic

Note: * Putting Munoz on here is a cheat, he played for FC Dallas El Paso.

2001

NameProfessional Clubs
Johan GomezFC Porto B, FSV Zwickau, Eintracht Braunschweig
Malik Henry-ScottFC Dallas, North Texas SC
Ivan JuarezFK Permasens II U23, VfR Baumholder
Charlie Kelman #Southend United, Queens Park Rangers, Gillingham, Leyton Orient, Wigan Athletic
Patrick KoffiParis FC, Paris FC II, Créteil, Creteil II, US Lusitanos
Kameron LaceyMinnesota United 2, San Antonio FC
David OrtizCD Guijuelo, Envigado FC, Dallas Sidekicks, Mesquite Outlaws
Gibran RayoNorth Texas SC, Rochester New York FC, Columbus Crew 2
Bryan ReynoldsFC Dallas, North Texas SC, AS Roma, Kortrijk, KVC Westerlo
Thomas RobertsFC Dallas, North Texas SC, Austria Klagenfurt, Columbus Crew 2, Stabæk 
Esai RomeroDallas Sidekicks
Jaden ServaniaBrazos Valley Calvary, Birmingham Legion, North Carolina FC
Tanner TessmannFC Dallas, North Texas SC, Venezia FC

Note: # Kelman was an FCD Premier player.

2000

NameProfessional Clubs
Imanol AlmaguerNorth Texas SC, Las Vegas Lights, Orlando City B
Edwin CerrilloFC Dallas, North Texas SC, LA Galaxy
Jesus FerreiraFC Dallas, Tulsa Roughnecks
Jalen JamesLexington SC, Chattanooga FC
Chris RichardsFC Dallas, Bayern Munich, Hoffenheim, Crystal Palace
Kevin RosasRoyal Pari Fútbol Club II, CDU Cruceña
Mohamed Sow SowCF Fuenlabrada U19, Club Esportiu Carroi, CDF Tres Cantos, SC Charlottenburg (Berlin), Hertha Zehlendorf, SC Young Fellows Juventus (Zürich)

1999

NameProfessional Clubs
Carlos AvilezOKC Energy, North Texas SC, FC Dallas, South Georgia Tormenta, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC, Central Valley Fuego FC
Shaft Brewer RB Leipzig U19, LAFC, Phoenix Rising, Fram Larvik, Union Omaha, North Carolina FC
Chris CappisHobro IK, Brøndby IF, Molde FK
Ronaldo DamusReal Hope FA, North Texas SC, Orange County SC, San Diego Loyal, GIF Sundsvall, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Brecc EvansNorth Texas SC, Austin Bold, Memphis 901 FC, Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
Jacob GoyenBay Cities FC
Carlos MercadoDes Moines Menace, Corpus Christi FC, Laredo Heat, San Antonio FC, Orlando City B
Emmanuel PagaSan Antonio FC, Inter Allies FC, Vision FC, Liberty Professionals FC, Dynamos FC
Josh PeloquinFC Wichita
Paxton PomykalFC Dallas
Mark SalasNorth Texas SC
Brandon ServaniaFC Dallas, Tulsa Roughnecks, North Texas SC, SKN St. Pölten, Toronto FC
Jarvian WigfallGeorgia Southern Eagles, Tormenta FC 2 

1998

NameProfessional Clubs
Reggie CannonFC Dallas, Boavista, Queens Park Rangers
Ben HaleGreenville Triumph SC
Weston McKennieSchalke 04, Juventus, Leeds United
Hector MontalvoTigres Premier, North Texas SC
Giovanni MontesdeocaLoudoun United, Union Omaha
Eddie Munjoma FC Dallas, North Texas SC, Phoenix Rising
Connor PresleyNostell Miners Welfare, Guiseley, Lonestar SC, San Antonio FC, Loudoun United, New England Revolution II
Arturo RodriguezNorth Texas SC, Real Monarchs, Pheonix Rising, Charleston Battery.
Devin VegaSan Antonio FC, Pheonix Rising, FC Tucson, Real Monarchs, Des Moines Menace
Alex ZendejasFC Dallas, Chivas (Deportivo Guadalajara), Atlético Zacatepec, Necaxa, Club America

1997

NameProfessional Clubs
Yaya Cisse +SIMA Águilas, Tormenta FC, Chattanooga Red Wolves
Coy CraftFC Dallas, OKC Energy, Miami FC 2, Nyköpings BIS
Niko Hämäläinen Queens Park Rangers, Dagenham & Redbridge, LAFC, Kilmarnock, LA Galaxy, Botafogo, RWD Molenbeek, Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi
Juan Pablo MonticelliTijuana II, Irapuato, Coras Nayarit, Orlando City B, Richmond Kickers
Philip Ponder North Texas SC

Note: + Yaya Cisse was an FCD Youth player.

1996

NameProfessional Clubs
Santiago AgudeloChattanooga FC
Jordan CanoFC Dallas, OKC Energy
Nicholas HagenCSD Municipal, FK Sabail, HamKam
Emerson HyndmanFulham FC, AFC Bournemouth, Glasgow Rangers, Hibernian FC, Atlanta United FC. Atlanta United 2, Memphis 901
Patrick KhouriGamlakarleby Bollklubb (GBK)
Shaq Moore Huracan, Oviedo B, Levante B, Levante, Reus, Tenerife, Nashville SC
Cesar MurilloNorth Texas SC, Texas United, Greenville Triumph, Forward Madison, Lexington SC
Oscar RomeroNorth Texas SC, Mesquite Outlaws, Dallas Sidekicks
Andy RuizElversberg II, FC Viktoria Köln II, Comunicaciones FC B, Antigua GFC, Cobán Imperial, CSD Municipal, Guastatoya
Wilfred WilliamsDes Moines Menace, Charlotte Eagles, Florida SC, Myrtle Beach Mutiny, Detroit City FC, Orlando City B, Oakland Roots, Chattanooga FC

1995

NamesProfessional Clubs
Kellyn AcostaFC Dallas, Colorado Rapids, LAFC, Chicago Fire
Jesse GonzalezFC Dallas, Pittsburgh Riverhouds, Antigua GFC
Kris ReavesFC Dallas, Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Ethan SonisSC Freiburg II, Jaxonville Armada, FC Miami City

1994

NameProfessional Clubs
Bobby EdetFort Worth Vaqueros, SG Meisenheim, SV Morlautern
Juan Herrera-PerlaLas Vegas Lights
Richard OrozcoMeaquite Outlaws
Richard SanchezFC Dallas, Ft Lauderdale Strikers, Tigres UANL, Tampico Madero, Chicago Fire, Sporting KC, Sporting KC II, North Texas SC, LA Galaxy, LA Galaxy II, Hartford Athletic, Memphis 901.

1993

NameProfessional Clubs
Mikey AmbroseAustin Aztex, Orlando City B, Orlando City, Atlanta United, Charleston Battery, Atlanta United 2, Inter Miami
Jack ColemanCarolina Railhawks
Eduardo “Pollo” CortesIndy Eleven, Saint Louis FC, FC Dallas, NTX Rayados, Fort Worth Vaqueros, North Texas SC, Mesquite Outlaws, St Louis Ambush, San Diego Sockers
Zak (Zach) DownesArizona United, San Antonio FC, Sporting KC, Philadelphia Union, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Bayangol FC, somewhere in China as well.
Danny GarciaFC Dallas, Arizona United, San Antonio FC
Aaron GuillenAustin Aztex, FC Dallas, Tulsa Roughnecks, North Carolina FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Zhuang JiajieZhejiang FC Reserves, Wenzhou Provenza, Hangzhou Greentown, Hunan Billows, Qingdao Huanghai, Zibo Cuju, Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard, Hubei Istar FC
Mikey Lopez ^Orange County Blue Star, PSA Elite, Sporting KC, Orlando City SC, OKC Energy, NYCFC, San Antonio FC, Birmingham Legion FC
Boyd OkwuonuCarolina Dynamo, Orlando City U23, Real Salt Lake, Real Monarchs
Jonathan TopFC Dallas, Arizona United, C.S.D. Comunicaciones

Note: ^ – I can’t confirm that Mikey Lopez played for FCD. The only reference is on transfmrkt. All his other bios just mention playing in the DA without the club mentioned.

1992

NameProfessional Clubs
Marlon DuranCD Aguila, Dallas City
Moises HernandezFC Dallas, Comunicaciones, Deportivo Saprissa, Rayo OKC, San Antonio FC, Antigua, CSD Municipal, Miami FC, Dallas Sidekicks.
Bryan LeyvaFC Dallas, Chivas Rayadas (CD Tapatío), Chivas (Deportivo Guadalajara) Dallas City FC (NPSL)
Ruben LunaFC Dallas, San Antonio Scorpions, Atlanta Silverbacks, Inter Playa del Carmen, Rio Grande Valley FC
Alex MolanoBodens BK, NK Vrapče, Dallas Sidekicks, Dallas City FC, Swope Park Rangers, North Carolina FC, Dallas Elite FC, Colorado Springs Switchbacks, Los Angeles Force, Denton Diablos
Victor UlloaFC Dallas, FC Cincinnati, Inter Miami

1991

NameProfessional Clubs
Bradlee BaladezFC Dallas, Ft Lauderdale Strikers, Arizona United, Carolina Railhawks, Mesquite Outlaws, United Bantams, Dallas Sidekicks
Lucas dos Santos OliveiraSC Pfullendorf, Mikkelin Pallo-Kissat, Mikkelin Palloilijat, Savilahden Urheilijat, FC KTP, FC Honka, Bollklubben-46, Ekenäs IF
Ramiro Funes MoriRiver Plate, Everton, Villarreal, Al-Nassr, Cruz Azul
Rogelio Funes MoriRiver Plate, Benfica, Benfica B, Eskişehirspor, CF Monterrey, UNAM Pumas
Damian RosalesAustin Aztex, Arizona United
London WoodburyFC Dallas, Arizona United, New England Revolution, Nashville SC, Austin Bold

And that’s it. As far as I know, there were no 1990 or older players in the Academy. These 1991s and 1992s were in the very first U18 team when it was announced.

Bryan Leyva was the first Homegrown signing followed shortly by Victor Ulloa, Moises Hernandez, and Ruben Luna.

Ulloa, Hernandez, and Luna sign
Victor Ulloa 28, Moises Hernandez 29, and Ruben Luna 34 sign with FC Dallas in 2010. (FCD Communications)