The FC Dallas U15s for the 2024 GA Cup

Like the U17s before this, it’s time now to break down the FC Dallas U15s for GA Cup.

The Generation Adidas Cup, which is like the Dallas Cup Super Group for U17s and U15s, but run by MLS, kicks off this Saturday.

These are the official rosters provided by MLS after the roster freeze date.

Don’t see a name you think should be here? Take it up with FCD. I just list the names the Dallas Cup gave me.

FC Dallas U15s

Head Coach: Alex Aldaz

The U17s are currently in 1st place in the Central (South) Division of MLS Next with a 6-3-0 record and 2.00 points per game. (No, I didn’t forget to edit. They do have the same record as the U17s)

Buzz’s U15 Watch List

Steel Cook – US U15. The creative spark of this team. Nominally a 10 but can false 9 or wing. US U15 he was named to the MLS GA Cup Rising XI. He’s the real deal.

Jordyn Eason – The 2nd most dangerous attacking force on this team, a dynamic striker/winger. He’s an absolute handful.

Liam Vejrostek – A very talented LB, he’s one of the younger kids in this age group but is a top-tier prospect.

Kyle Velasquez – A quick and decisive two-way mid. Controls games with skill, range, and energy. I love a good 8 and this kid is my kind of player. (I hear he’s been playing a lot of wing lately.)

Saul Rios – GK. He’s played up a time or two. Had a big 2023 Dallas Cup shutting out Eintracht Frankfurt in the Quarters and then limiting them to just 2 of 5 PKs to advance.

FC Dallas U15 Roster for GA Cup 2024

2Kaleb PanozzoR/CB
3Liam VejrostekLBJoined FCD from RSL Arizona late in 21-22. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
4Mark DrygasCB
5Ahmad OdomCBGood all-around center back. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
7Jordyn Eason9/WJoined 22-23 from LAFC. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
8Pedro DiasMJoined 23-24 from San Francisco Glens.
9Diego CruzW
10Steel CookF/10Been with FCD since U12 but originally from LAFC. US U15.
11Diego EchevarriaLW/9Puerto Rico U15 & U14. Scores a lot of goals.
12Erick VargasW/8Left FCD for Solar, then DKSC, now back with FCD. Feb 24 U15 ID camp.
13Juan CarreraGThe youngest Carrera sibling.
15Kyle Velazquez8/W22-23 addition from Solar SC. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
16Sebastian AragundiM/RB
17Christian Wygant6/CB22-23 addition. Smart, versatile defender. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
19Saul RiosGFrom FCD El Paso. US/Mexico eligible. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
23Ethan Kurpiewski6/CBPoland Florida discovery camp. Also US and Philippines eligible. Joined FCD in 22-23 from West Florida Flames. 6’1″ as a U14. Multiple US U15 ID Camps.
25Austin ChukwuW22-23 addition from Alves, Spain.
27Luke MarteyFPromoted from FCD ECNL last season.
28Caleb WegmanF6’4″ as a U14. Joined from Cross City Soccer for 23-24 after playing in some 2023 Dallas Cup games with FCD.

U15 GA Cup Schedule

As for right now, none of these games are on MLS’s broadcast schedule.

March 309 amInter Miami CFIMG Field 7
March 319 amPhiladelphia UnionIMG Field 14
April 110 am KRC Genk *IMG Field 4
Game 3 is scheduled for broadcast on April 1 via MLS and AppleTV

1 Comment

  1. Where is the development from Dallas organization? Most of the players are from outside of Dallas!!!!! The questions is what the plan Dallas has for every one single player? Another question how many of this players are going for the next level ? After the majority of U15 moved from others part of the country ? The other question is what happened with the local MLS team especially the kids from LA if n where they have 2 majors team what happened why these players didn’t stay in LA? Also it does not mean Dallas will make them successful if dallas organization can’t develop kids from Dallas and they rely from kids outside !!! It looks more a business than a model of development

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