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Former Dallas Junior gets $11 million price tag
ESPN Deportes (Spanish), November 22nd, 2010 1:21AM



Former MLS Sueno winner Rogelio Funes, who played in the FC Dallas Juniors program and starred at Arlington High School, is playing well enough with Argentine club River Plate that European clubs are in pursuit, including Portugal's Benfica, which according to Portuguese daily Record is prepared to pay an $11 million transfer fee.

The 19-year-old Funes was born in Argentina and moved with his family to the Dallas area in 2001. He joined the FCD youth system after winning Univision's "MLS Sueno 2008" reality show but soon moved back to Argentina after being discovered by River Plate while at a tryout at English club Chelsea.

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