FC Dallas trades Ryan Hollingshead for Marco Farfan

In a shock move two weeks before the start of the 2022 season, FC Dallas has traded its second longest-serving player Ryan Hollingshead to LAFC for 23-year-old left back Marco Farfan.

Farfan played a career-high 29 games for LAFC last year after joining them from Portland Timbers where he was the club’s first Homegrown. Farfan also played 56 games in USL-C for Timbers 2. He’s also a recent U23.

Hollingshead, 30, leaves FC Dallas after 222 appearances for the club across all competitions, accumulating 20 goals and 12 assists throughout eight seasons. The 2017 MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year joined FC Dallas in 2014 and was part of the team that won both the 2016 MLS Supporters’ Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. 

“We are so grateful for the contributions Ryan has made to FC Dallas and to our DFW community during his time here,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “He’s truly one of the all-time great guys to play for our club.” 

3rd Degree’s Take

We’re going to have a whole lot to say about this trade on 3rd Degree the Podcast that is being recorded within hours of this trade.

Name: Marco Farfan
Connect with Marco:Twitter | Instagram
Position: Left back
Date of Birth: November 12, 1998 (23)
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Height: 5-10
Weight: 159
Transaction: FC Dallas acquires Marco Farfán from Los Angeles FC in exchange for Ryan Hollingshead.


  1. some guys you keep regardless of the business calculus. you lose more in fanbase loyalty than you gain in on-field production or player development revenue.

  2. Man people bag on FCD for not trying but it’s hard to say they haven’t made huge moves to get better this off season. Hollingshead is probably the better player right now but he’s 30 and FCD has been burned recently by guys turning 30+. It’s bold and not favorable from a PR standpoint but for the long term FCD will come out ahead.

    I’m shocked but new regime, new priorities. They didn’t get it done with this group so I’m not too surprised they’re moving on from it. Best of luck to a fantastic human being.

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