Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
FC Dallas sends unsettled Nunez to Chivas USA
by Paul Kennedy, August 16th, 2007 7AM



Chivas USA acquired unsettled Honduran international Ramon Nunez in a trade with FC Dallas for a conditional 2009 SuperDraft pick.

Nunez, a 21-year-old midfielder and U.S. green-card holder, could debut Saturday when Chivas USA faces Toronto FC at BMO Field.

Nunez has lived in Dallas since moving from his native Honduras the age of 5 and is considered one of the most talented players to come out of Texas. He starred for the Dallas Texans and played one season at SMU before turning pro in 2003.

Nunez debuted for Dallas in 2004 and made his first start in 2005. He played 67 regular-season games and scored 14 goals for FC Dallas. He was outstanding toward the end of the 2005 season with five goals in his last 10 games and earned a starting job for the playoffs.

In 2007, new Dallas coach Steve Morrow cleaned house with the hope that Nunez would blossom as his central midfielder. But by the middle of the summer Nunez was on the bench as two other youngsters, Colombian Juan Toja and U.S. U-20 Dax McCarty, took over in midfield.

Last weekend FC Dallas took over the lead in the Western Conference with a 3-2 win over Columbus. Toja was out with a high ankle sprain, but Nunez didn't play.

Nunez played in the ODP system but never was eligible to represent the USA at the international level because he was not a citizen. He played for Honduras at the 2005 Under-20 World Cup and earned his first cap with the Catrachos in 2006.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Fabian Johnson is on fire    
American midfielder Fabian Johnson is suddenly one of the hottest scorers in Germany. He scored two ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"Watching the MLS playoffs has been tremendously exciting. The games in the first round with the ...
Klinsmann: Nagbe is a 'great fit' for national team    
One of the standouts in the MLS playoffs has been Darlington Nagbe, who has helped the ...
What They're Saying: Didier Drogba    
"It's a different challenge [in MLS]. People think it's easy to play there. Believe me, it's ...
What They're Saying: Stocksbridge Park Steels chairman Allen Bethel    
"I can't believe what I've been seeing on Saturday nights. He's always on his own. Why ...
MLS: Sporting KC continues talks with five free agents    
Sporting Kansas City re-signed 12 of the 13 players it had options on -- all but ...
MLS: Orlando City declines option on Hall    
Stemming from the roster moves announced Wednesday, Orlando City SC may not look radically different in ...
MLS: Revs re-sign Kobayashi, send three to Portugal    
New England announced Wednesday it has renewed the options on 14 players, signed midfielder Daigo Kobayashi ...
Sacramento wants to show it's ready to roll    
While efforts by David Beckham's group to find land for a soccer stadium in Miami appear ...
Johnson scores again in Champions League    
Fabian Johnson scored in his second straight game for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the UEFA Champions League ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives