Jesus Ferreira signs contract extension with FC Dallas

FC Dallas has announced the club signed Homegrown striker Jesus Ferreira to a new 4-year contract extension. According to our sources, the deal is for $2.4 million. FC Dallas used Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to complete the signing.

“Jesus has been a part of the FC Dallas family his entire life,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “We’ve seen him grow as a player and are looking forward to the impact he will make on this club the next few seasons.”

Ferreira led FC Dallas in scoring in 2019 with eight goals and six assists and the age of 18.

Ferreira has yet to complete his US citizenship but is close to getting it done. When that process is complete he will be eligible to play for the United States. JF is also eligible to play for Colombia.

Our take: a good move by the club, locking up Ferreira until he is 22 is a terrific move. Nothing will prohibit the player from being sold if the right offer comes along and the player will remain happy is he is being compensated appropriately for his production and value on the field. As part of the FC Dallas reliance on the Academy, rewarding players according to their performance is important.

Also, give the man the 7 jersey that he wore in the Academy. It’s currently vacant.

Name: Jesús Ferreira
Connect with Jesús: Twitter | Instagram
Position: Forward
No. 27
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Date of Birth: December 24, 2000 (18)
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Citizenship: Colombia
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Jesús Ferreira to a four-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). 

Ferreira signing video

Ferreira at #9 on the MLS 22 Under 22 list

4 Comments

  1. Love this move by the club. Ferreira had a solid year in 2019, and I think there was still some meat on the bone for him production-wise. I am hopeful that he’ll get deployed in a consistent position next season so he can continue to rise.

    Would it be possible for this club to hire a “VISA/Citizenship” specialist? I’m not sure what can be done to speed things along, but I feel like we encounter at least 1-2 instances each season where a player or staff member misses key time because of delays in the process.

  2. Nice job getting him signed. 8 goals isn’t bad for an 18 year old domestic player. USMNT needs a creative player in the midfield that’s good with the ball. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that he picks the US over Columbia.

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