As we continue down the ranks, we reach the first team I have yet to scout myself, the U14s. I usually catch a team for the first time when they are U14s at the Dallas Cup in the Spring. That will be in April of next year.
In the meantime, If I have any notes on kids I will add them to the roster.
Matters of Importance
FC Dallas often moves kids up in pretty much any age group. No one is listed as being “up” yet but don’t expect that to last. You can expect to see kids bouncing up to play almost any game. Sometimes, but not always, the number they wear can tell you where the club expects them to play most of the time.
Rosters are fluid down to ECNL too as there are players tagged as DPs that can move between Academy and Premier. I don’t often know which kids are DPs.
I listed these kids on the roster in the order that FCD sent them to me. They aren’t alphabetical nor are they numeric. I have no clue if it means anything. Draw conclusions at your own peril.
This has been an offseason of massive recruiting for FC Dallas. As we go forward in these rosters, you will see the numbers are sometimes surprising.
If you include the returning player, I have eight new players in this group as FCD continues to recruit heavily this summer.
Nothing notable but there were about 5 players let go.
Buzz’s Key Returning Players
Call this a watch list, if you want. Reminder, I haven’t scouted this team yet. So this list is based on word of mouth and recommendations.
2023-24 FC Dallas Academy U14 Roster
Coaches: Toto Schmugge and Adam Wells are coaching this U14 group together as well as the U13s.
This group will be wearing numbers 1-30. I also deleted the class column as I don’t have that info for any of these players.
|No.||Name||Pos.||Year||Notes & Comments|
|12||Erick Vargas||W||2009||He played for FCD, left for DKSC, then Solar, and now returns to FCD.|
|26||Jordyn Eason||2009||New player who joined from LAFC.|
|10||Steel Cook||10/8||2009||Playmaker. Has played up with 2008s.|
|15||Kyle Velásquez||6||2009||New player from Solar.|
|8||George Porter||2009||New player from Carioca FC (Minnesota).|
|20||Abren Vega||2009||Has played up with 2008s.|
|2||Kaleb Panozzo||2009||Changed to #2.|
|17||Christian Wygant||2009||New player from FCD Youth Premier ECNL.|
|3||Liam Vejrostek||LB||2009||Joined spring of ’22 from RSL Arizona. Dec ’09, so he’s really young. Has played up with 2008s. Changed to #3.|
|25||Saúl Ríos||G||2009||Joined spring ’22 from FCD El Paso. Has played up with 2008s.|
|Austin Chukwu||F/W||2009||New player from Spain, younger brother of Daniel (2007).|
|11||Diego Echevarría||F||2009||“Evhy.” Former FC Force (AYSES). Scores lots of goals. Puerto Rico U14.|
|16||Sebastián Aragundi||2009||Changed to #16.|
|6||Oliver Stenning||2009||Former Dallas Texans|
|19||Joaquín González||2009||New player from FC Dallas West Red, to ECNL Premier, and now the Academy in two seasons. That’s an impressive climb. Peruvian/Mexican.|
|37||Ethan Kurpiewski||2009||New player from West Florida Flames. May have also played for Athletic Madrid Miami.|
|13||Juan Carrera||G||2009||The youngest brother of Nico and Antonio.|