FC Dallas moves up, selects Logan Farrington 3rd overall

FC Dallas surprised everyone on SuperDraft day moving up to the 3rd overall pick via trade with Inter Miami and selected Oregon State striker Logan Farrington. FCD paid a combined $300,000 in GAM to swap picks with Miami ($250k this year, $50k next year.)

Farrington was one of two pre-signed seniors in the pool, which means MLS thought enough of them to sign them in advance of the draft.

Farrington is 22 years old as of last week (December 14, 2001).

Farrington was named Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2023 with 15 goals and 7 assists in 21 games. Prior to 2023, Farrington was a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he scored 15 goals with 11 assists in 39 games. He was a three-time All-Conference selection in the Horizon League including Horizon League Freshman of the Year

At 6’2″ has the height and body FCD was missing in their striker ranks. From the tape below it’s clear he’s active in movement, is a clinical finisher, and combines well (see the 7 assists).

Farrington was named the 2023 USL-2 Player of the Year and Golden Boot for Ventura County Fusion with 13 goals in 12 games.

At Union Grove High School, Farrington scored 113 goals with 43 assists. He played club soccer for the Milwaukee Bavarians.

“We decided to trade up because we didn’t think Farrington would still be there based on the players available and we didn’t want to take our chances,” said FC Dallas Technical Director André Zanotta. “We felt it was the right move to get a player like him, someone who scored 15 goals this season. We think he can help us as soon as next season and we’re very excited to add him to our roster.”


  • Logan Farrington 
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 6’2’
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • College: Oregon State University
  • Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin
  • Citizenship: United States


  1. 300K of GAM? I thought they’d use most of the Garber bucks to buy down Paul Ariola’s DP contract. Off season not looking good so far. Is the club hesitant to make major changes to the roster with it being Nico’s option year?

  2. in my opinion we need a striker buzz. Jimenez cannot play anymore he is awful. Ferreira might be leaving. i have some evidence that he and/or paes will leave soon. i am very unhappy so far about the offseason

      1. I was not happy with jesus this season. He needs to step up or someone is gonna take his place next season and he will be benched. I really hope he can improve

  3. I have no idea how early it’s fair to expect these guys to be impact players, but I love that we signed someone with some size to finish all the high crosses that seem to be our main plan of attack.

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