He was the favorite coming in and now FC Dallas Homegrown DP Jesus Ferreira has been named MLS Young Player of the Year for 2022. This is a fantastic honor that the young Colombian-American should be quite proud of.
Ferreira led FC Dallas with 18 goals in 2022 – tying the club record for a single season jointly held by Jason Kreis and Kenny Cooper – and added 6 assists, 2nd for the club behind Alan Velasco and Paul Arriola.
Ferreira is a virtual lock to make the US squad and man observers expect him to be the first choice starter in Qatar.
|Jesús Ferreira (DAL)||15.30%||58.50%||23.40%||32.40%|
|Thiago Almada (ATL)||19.00%||7.30%||25.50%||17.27%|
FC Dallas All-Time Goals
Ferreira is now tied for 3rd All-Time in FC Dallas history for goals with 36 at the age of just 21.
Young Player of the Year
- 2022: Jesús Ferreira – FC Dallas
- 2021: Ricardo Pepi – FC Dallas
- 2020: Diego Rossi – Los Angeles Football Club
Prior to 2020 MLS awarded a rookie of the year instead.