One of the best tournaments that the FC Dallas U17s take part in (pretty much) every year is the Liga MX Sub 17 Torneo Internacional. Once again in 2023, FCD is taking part and the U17s have departed for Mexico.
The tournament will run from August 17 to 26 with a round-robin format at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Mexico City. At the end of the group stage, the top team in each group will face the other for the title in Azteca Stadium. The two groups are made of the 4 Mexican teams and the 4 “foreign” teams.
FC Dallas will face all the other participants in the following order:
Guadalajara (aka Chivas)
Given the tight schedule, there will be a lot of rotation in these games.
FC Dallas U17 2023 Traveling Roster
I manage to scrounge up a travel roster. Needless to say, it is unofficial and likely subject to change.
This is basically the final event of the 2022-23 season for the U17s and has a mixture of U16s from last season as well. The jersey numbers are from the 22-23 season and should be fairly accurate.
|2||Michael Cortellessa||RB||2007||US U15/16/17. Hollingshead 2.0. Trained with NTX.|
|8||Marlon Luccin||CM||2007||Peter’s son.|
|9||Chris Salazar||F/9||2007||Mexico Eligible.|
|12||Caleb Swann||8||2007||Trained with NTX.|
|15||Ian Charles||6||2007||Puerto Rico U17|
|16||Landon Hickam||6||2007||Trained with NTX.|
|25||Ian Witis Hughes||W||2007|
|29||Jaidyn Contreras||M||2007||From Dynamo|
|30||Jared Salazar||M/W||2006||Played for NTX. U of Portland commit.|
|34||Nayrobi Vargas||9||2006||Played for NTX.|
|35||Luke Shreiner||CB||2006||Made NTX debut. Northwestern commit.|
|39||Gael Medrano||9||2006||Mexico eligible.|
|57||Niko Montoya||G||2007||First team training this summer. From Cincy area.|
|64||Braeden Backus||D/M||2006||From Michigan Jaguars.|
|70||Ren Sylvester||W/9||2007||From Michigan Jaguars played in Dallas Cup with FCD.|
|Daniel Baran||wing||2006?||Guest/trialist/new from Chicago Sockers.|
|Cris Arteaga||Guest/trialist/new from Austin FC.|
If you are looking for certain names they can be missing for a variety of reasons. Personal, health, involvement with North Texas, international travel issue, school… all kinds of reasons. Don’t read too much into a particular name not being on here.