FC Dallas picks up 10 player contract options for 2020, declines 3

Cristian Colman
FRISCO, TX – FEBRUARY 23: FC Dallas forward Cristian Colman (#9) celebrates his first-half goal during the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal match between CD Arabe Unido and FC Dallas on February 23, 2017, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX. FC Dallas won the game 4-0. (Matthew Visinsky / 3rd Degree)

FC Dallas today announced the club picked up 10 player contract options for 2020, declining three with one player out of contract. FCD already had 17 players under contract for next season and now has a combined roster of 27.

Contracts Options Picked Up

  • Dominique Badji
  • Michael Barrios
  • Reggie Cannon
  • Jesús Ferreira
  • Jacori Hayes
  • Matt Hedges
  • Jimmy Maurer
  • Callum Montgomery
  • Bryan Reynolds
  • Kyle Zobeck. 

Contract Options Declined

  • Cristian Colmán
  • Edwin Gyasi
  • Moises Hernandez

Out of Contract

  • Eric Alexander

Players Already Under Contract for 2020

  • Bryan Acosta
  • Pablo Aránguiz
  • Francis Atuahene
  • Bressan
  • Edwin Cerrillo
  • Jesse Gonzalez
  • Ryan Hollingshead
  • Santiago Mosquera
  • Johnny Nelson
  • Zdenek Ondrasek
  • Ricardo Pepi
  • Paxton Pomykal
  • Thomas Roberts
  • Dante Sealy
  • Brandon Servania
  • Ema Twumasi
  • Reto Ziegler

3rd Degree’s Take

None of these moves should come as a surprise to the observant fan as the writing has been on the wall for these players for some time.

Cristian Colman, torn knee aside, has never scored in Dallas at a rate to validate his contract. It’s a no brainer his potion wasn’t exercised.

Edwin Gyasi’s fate was sealed during the Orlando City game. I’ve been saying for a little while he wouldn’t play for FCD again.

Moises Hernandez has effectively been on loan to San Antion FC for two seasons now. It seems likely he will end up there again.

Eric Alexander is out of contract, which doesn’t preclude his return to FCD is he clears the MLS re-entry process. But given the club’s drive for youth progression, it seems somewhat unlikely.

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