North Texas SC roster primer 2022

The North Texas SC season kicks off March 26th so with just one scrimmage left on the schedule against the FCD U19s it seems a good time to break down the team’s roster and let you know a little about all their players.

NTXSC in 2022 will be a mix of FC Dallas players coming down, players signed directly to the NTX roster, college-age players on amateur deals, and more Academy players coming up than in the past. You can find the most updated version of the North Texas depth chart here.

Let’s start with the likely FCD players to see at least some action in MLS Next Pro in 2022.

FC Dallas Players Coming Down

FCD NumberNamePos.Notes
26Lucas BartlettCB6th overall FCD draft pick, 24 yo. I was surprised to see him listed on the fcdallas.com roster breakdown for NTX.
13Antonio CarreraGI would expect him to start every game with NTX unless Maurer or Paes is injured and FCD needs Carrera on the bench. 6’4″
14Beni RedžicW/FWith Franco Jara’s return to health and Alan Velasco’s arrival, Redzic may be in need of PT. Frankly having missed most of 2021 injured he could use a lot of PT.
15Isaiah ParkerLBGeneration Adidas left back. Big upside. Farfan is playing well and Parker needs PT.
25Collin SmithRBA long-term project converting to right back he will probably spend all of 2022 with NTX. He just turned 18, patience is the key.
80Nicky HernandezM/FWith his injury setbacks, Hernandez needs to rebuild his game. Should see a lot of NTX time when he gets back I would think.
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Collin Smith drives across the endline in North Texas SC’s preseason matchup against the University of Tulsa. (Daniel McCullough, 3rd Degree)

Players Signed Directly By North Texas

Professionally contracted players.  Some perhaps more semi-pro than full-pro.

NTX NumberNamePosNotes
4Paul AmedumeRight CB18 years old. Big, strong presence.  On loan from Pacific FC.
5Chase NieceD/CBFCD’s 66th overall pick and the only 3rd rounder to sign with NTX. CB from Saint Louis U. Can play either side and even out wide if needed.
6Tomás Lacerda 6/8Newer signing. Played as a linking 8 in the scrimmage. On Loan from FC Alverca.  
7Bernard KamungoF/WA 9 or wing with lots of upside. Last year’s revelation of the NTX season.
8Blaine Ferri8/6Former US Youth Int. Linking or Holding mid.  Basically made the FCD squad this spring but under contract to NTX for now.  Effectively Paxton’s backup.
10Hope Kodzo AvayevuM/FExciting young mid or forward discovered at the Dallas Cup. Big upside but a lot to learn tactically.
11Andre CostaLW“Luque.” Left wing or attacking mid. Former US YNT has been playing in Spain. Born in Brazil.
12Blake PopeRBFormer right wing being converted to right back. Smooth ball style.
18Derek WaldeckLB/6/8NTXSC’s captain. LB, 6, or 8. Fantastic leader.
22Pablo TorreFStriker, 2004, from Mcallen, Texas. He has an edge about him.
Felipe CarneiroGFormer Sao Paulo U-20 GK.
José MulatoFLoan from Deportivo Cali for 2022. Bayern Munich is somehow involved as well. Forward.
Alejandro “Chile” AranedaCBFormer mid from Cal United, allegedly being converted to CB. 18. 6’3″
Luis MiguelWThe 5th player to be loaned from FC Alverca to North Texas in the last two years. Brazilian. 19.
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Blaine Ferri dribbles into the box in North Texas SC’s preseason matchup against the University of Tulsa. (Daniel McCullough, 3rd Degree)

As of the scrimmage against Dynamo Dos, none of the Academy players has been given a jersey number.

Potential Amateur Contract

Non-Academy players who might play for NTX without a paid contract.

Seth WilsonFormer FCD U19 keeper. 2002. Still college eligible it turns out. He’s been in NTX camp and is currently looking into college options but will potentially be around NTX this season.  NTX rostered back in 2019. 
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Seth Wilson, FC Dallas’ U19 goalkeeper, in action against the LA Galaxy in the 2019 DA Winter Cup at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, December 7, 2019.

Amateur Roster Players for North Texas SC

I’m starting this list with the Academy players who are in NTX camp right this minute and played in the Dynamo Dos scrimmage.

NamesNotes
Jared Aguilar2005, Holding mid.  FCD U17.
Adrian Anguiano2005, Center back. FCD U19, playing up. Recently returned from the ACL/MCL double injury.
Will Baker2004, left center back. FCD U19.
Santiago FerreiraLinking mid. Jesus’ brother. 2004. Started the Dynamo Dos scrimmage. FCD U19.
Jordan Jones2005, linking mid. FCD U19, playing up.
Nolan Norris2005. Left back. FCD U17 captain. Can 6 in a pinch.
Anthony RamirezWinger, 8/10. 2005. Mexico U18/U17.  FCD U17.
Tarik ScottWinger/striker. 2005. NTX rostered in 2021.  FCD U19 playing up.
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Potential Academy Players We Might See This Season

This list isn’t by any means definitive. It’s mostly guys I know that have at least been in NTX training this spring, a few even made it up to FCD training.

NameNotes
Julian Eyestone2006, GK. FCD U17 and U19, currently rehabbing. 6’6”
Diego HernandezHolding or linking mid.  Recovering from a car accident but is back training/playing. The current best player in the Academy IMO (not the same as the biggest upside). FCD U19 playing up. Played 1 minute for NTX back in 2020.
Kevin Kelley2005, dynamic, slashing winger. FCD U17.
Kris KelleyDynamic, slashing winger. 2006. FCD U17. NTX rostered in 2021. 
Malachi Molina2006, winger or outside back. FCD U17.
Nighte Pickering2005, F/W. Fox in the Box 9. FCD U19, playing up. Signed with an agent.
Slade StarnesCB. 2003. Furman commit. FCD camp invite in spring. FCD U19.
Jared Salazar2006, attacking mid. FCD U17. Lefty.
Ale UrzuaLinking mid, FCD camp invite 2022. 2006 a U17. Currently rehabbing.
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Diego Hernandez takes on Rio Grande Valley, December 11, 2021. (Christian Oseguera, 3rd Degree)

2 Comments

  1. Are you expecting any of the Academy kids to sign NTX contracts this year instead of just playing on an amateur deal? I know NTX has struggled to lock prospects down without a HG deal.

    1. I think FCD would like to. Up until now the majority of kids won’t give up the college ride just for NTX. That’s not really gonna change until the money changes. Don’t know if we’re there yet. This summer maybe? I’m not confident.

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