Four FC Dallas Academy Players Named All-American by United Soccer Coaches

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.

Bailey Sparks (Solar, white) and Tanner Tessmann (red) go head to hear in a 2019 U19 DA game. (Courtesy Solar SC U19s)

FC Dallas and Solar also dominated the All-Region Teams.

Local Player on 2019 USC Boys All-South Region Team

NameClubHometown
Nicolas CarreraFC Dallas U19Frisco, Texas
Reece FragleFC Dallas U17Plano, Texas
Cesar GarciaFC Dallas U19The Colony, Texas
Jonathan GomezFC Dallas U17/U19North Richland Hills, Texas
Grant JungermanSolar SC U17Dallas, Texas
Joshua RamseySolar SC U19Plano, Texas
Beni RedzicFC Dallas U19Carrollton, Texas
David RodriguezNorth Texas SCIrving, Texas
Collin SmithFC Dallas U17Jacksonville, Fla.
Bailey SparksSolar SC U19Plano, Texas
Tanner TessmanFC Dallas U19Frisco, Texas
Edwin VillarrealFC Dallas / PachucaEl Paso, Texas
Seth WilsonFC Dallas U19Frisco, Texas

Interesting to see Edwin Villarreal included as he’s now at Pachuca.

FCD U17s
Seth Wilson, Nico Carrera, David Rodriguez, and Diego Letayf with the FC Dallas U17s during a 2019 tournament in Mexico. (3rd Degree)

Local Players on 2019 USC Girls All-South Region Team

NameClubHometown
Macy BlackburnSolar SC U17Fort Worth, Texas
Trinity ByarsSolar SC U17 Dallas, Texas
Quinn CornogSolar SC U17 Dallas, Texas
Emily CoxSolar SC U17 Dallas, Texas
Presley EcholsSting Dallas ECNLDallas, Texas
Samar GuidryFC Dallas U19McKinney, Texas
Camryn LancasterSolar ECNL U18Mansfield, Texas
Samantha MezaSolar SC U19Irving, Texas
Alexis MissimoSolar SC U17 Southlake, Texas
Olivia PenaSolar SC U17 Irving, Texas
Hannah WaeschSolar SC U19The 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.

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