Meet the FC Dallas U16s for 2023-24

And so we continue down the age brackets of the FC Dallas Academy for the 2023-24 season with the U16s. 

You can find the U19s here. The U17s here.

The U16 age team was created last season so this is just the second season for this age tier to exist at FCD. In the past, two classes would be combined at U17 causing a loss of PT or players being dropped from the Academy. But not anymore.

For the 2023-24 season, the 2008s are the prime U16 class.

Please remember these rosters are subject to change. They can, and do, change. Frequently.

It seems FCD recruited aggressively at this level as 6 new players are coming in.

Buzz’s U16 Watch List

Here’s my watch list for this age bracket. (In alphabetical order) Will some of them be at U17 more than U16?

Tadesse Hart – An aggressive winger with pace and ball skill who, so far, can dribble past any defender I’ve seen him go up against.

Zach Molomo – Another GAM coming through the Academy converted from forward to CB. He quite often plays up age. Frankly, I’d expect him at U17 as much as U16 – hence the jersey low number. Big-time prospect.

Matthew Razo – Probably my favorite 6 in the Academy with bags of grit and willpower. He needs to control his energy a bit now that he’s playing 90 minutes. I have high expectations.

Erik Rosales – A recent Academy find promoted from inside the FCD Youth system. I dig his attacking style, finding him to be dangerous and interesting.

Andre Saucedo – The playmaking 10 who stirs the soup at this level. Can he learn to defend and consistently perform against bigger and stronger players?

FC Dallas U16s for 2023-24

I have very little high school class info yet on any of these players so I’ve eliminated that column this time.

Coach: Scott James.

Number band: 30 and up aside from Molomo.

6Zach MolomoCBForward converted to CB full-time last year.
30Josue FuentesGKHonduras and US eligible.
31Leo EnriquezGKBelieve he’s the younger brother of U19 keeper Fabian Enriquez.
32Jonah GibsonMNew for 23-24 from Dallas Texans. Also formally Solar SC.
32Aiden Bernklau WostlMNew for 23-24 from IMG Academy.
33Gavin Vo8/LB
34Kevin RodriguezCB/CMGood passing CB.
35Gio AlvarezW/M/RBVersatile, I’ve seen him play all over the field.
36Matthew Razo6/8I like him better as a 6 than 8.
37Tadesse HartWJoined from Solar after U13s. Dynamic wing.
38Santiago Rosales-CastilloW/M
39Erik RosalesLWMoved up last year from FCD Youth Central Medina.
40Gabriel WatkinsDNew for 23-24 from Solar.
41Pierre MazzawiFNew for ’23-24 from Solar. Also played for City Futsal.
42Pietro MoreiraMNew for 23-24 from Dallas Texans. ECNL 2023 All-Conference 1st Team.
43Aiden JordanGKNew for 23-24 from Solar.
44Wyatt EasterlyRBFormally at Solar West.
45Jaxon MeeseW/M
47Andre SaucedoAMPlaymaker. Joined from Solar after U13s.
49Bruno LunaLBJoined for 22-23 from Barca Academy (AZ).
50Eunho LeeLWJoined for 22-23 from San Antonio FC.
51Christian HernandezCB“Nano.” New for 22-23. Dallas Texans captain when they won ECNL.

I do my best to get info on all these kids but I am certainly not infallible. Sometimes Google lets me down. See something wrong? Let me know.

If you think a player is missing, I don’t know what to tell you. This is the roster FCD has given me to start the season and, hopefully, it’s accurate.

FC Dallas U15 forward Zach Molomo shoots in the MLS NEXT Showcase match against Orlando City SC on June 28, 2022 at Toyota Soccer Center. (Daniel McCullough, 3rd Degree)
FC Dallas U15 forward Zach Molomo shoots in the MLS NEXT Showcase match against Orlando City SC on June 28, 2022, at Toyota Soccer Center. (Daniel McCullough, 3rd Degree)


  1. If my notes are correct, Hernandez is from Texans (was co-captain on that team that won the ECNL national championship summer of ’22) and Luna is from Barca AZ.

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