The United Soccer Coaches have announced their All-American Teams and four FC Dallas Academy players have been named in the squads: Tanner Tessmann, Nico Carrera, Jonathan Gomez, and Samar Guidry.
Bailey Sparks, Josh Ramsey, Macy Blackburn, Samantha Meza, Alexis Missimo, and Trinity Byars from Solar SC were also named to the All-American Team.
This is the third selection for Meza; and the second for Guidry, Byars, and Missimo.
On the FC Dallas front, Tessmann, Carrera, and Gomez are three of the highest caliber players in the U19s with pro futures – although Gomez as a 2003 is U17 eligible – Guidry is a frequent USYNT call up including the U20s. She recently committed to the University of Virginia.
Tessmann and Gomez figure heavily into North Texas SC already. Carrera, who recently committed to Louisville, should do so this upcoming season.
FC Dallas and Solar also dominated the All-Region Teams.
Local Player on 2019 USC Boys All-South Region Team
|Nicolas Carrera||FC Dallas U19||Frisco, Texas|
|Reece Fragle||FC Dallas U17||Plano, Texas|
|Cesar Garcia||FC Dallas U19||The Colony, Texas|
|Jonathan Gomez||FC Dallas U17/U19||North Richland Hills, Texas|
|Grant Jungerman||Solar SC U17||Dallas, Texas|
|Joshua Ramsey||Solar SC U19||Plano, Texas|
|Beni Redzic||FC Dallas U19||Carrollton, Texas|
|David Rodriguez||North Texas SC||Irving, Texas|
|Collin Smith||FC Dallas U17||Jacksonville, Fla.|
|Bailey Sparks||Solar SC U19||Plano, Texas|
|Tanner Tessman||FC Dallas U19||Frisco, Texas|
|Edwin Villarreal||FC Dallas / Pachuca||El Paso, Texas|
|Seth Wilson||FC Dallas U19||Frisco, Texas|
Interesting to see Edwin Villarreal included as he’s now at Pachuca.
Local Players on 2019 USC Girls All-South Region Team
|Macy Blackburn||Solar SC U17||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Trinity Byars||Solar SC U17||Dallas, Texas|
|Quinn Cornog||Solar SC U17||Dallas, Texas|
|Emily Cox||Solar SC U17||Dallas, Texas|
|Presley Echols||Sting Dallas ECNL||Dallas, Texas|
|Samar Guidry||FC Dallas U19||McKinney, Texas|
|Camryn Lancaster||Solar ECNL U18||Mansfield, Texas|
|Samantha Meza||Solar SC U19||Irving, Texas|
|Alexis Missimo||Solar SC U17||Southlake, Texas|
|Olivia Pena||Solar SC U17||Irving, Texas|
|Hannah Waesch||Solar SC U19||The Colony, Texas|
The girls’ side is dominated by Solar, particularly their U17 side who are a juggernaut, but props to Presley Echols of Sting. Echols is the 2019 Dallas Morning News Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Way back in the day, Sting used to be the biggest girls club in the Metroplex and one of the biggest in the United States.
Reffed Sting games 10-15 years ago and they had some top notch teams. Fun to see play.