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FC Dallas signs seventh homegrown product
July 13th, 2012 12:34AM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] FC Dallas has signed its seventh homegrown player as 16-year-old academy player Kellyn Acosta joined the MLS club.

Acosta, who represented the USA at the 2011 Under-17 World Cup, started 27 of 28 games during the 2011-12 U-17/18 Development Academy season. He was previously committed to play for the University of Maryland.

FC Dallas' academy program is one of the most successful in MLS, though its homegrown players have struggled to earn consistent playing time in MLS.

FCD HOMEGROWN PLAYERS
AGE  PLAYER GP
16 Kellyn Acosta 0
20 *Moises Hernandez 0
20 Bryan Leyva 8
20 Ruben Luna 23
18 Richard Sanchez 0
19 Jonathan Top 2
20 Victor Ulloa 1
*On loan to Comunicaciones (Guatemala)



2 comments
  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: July 13, 2012 at 8:10 a.m.
    These players are better off debuting pro in a central or south american country for 1-2 years and then coming back to mls to get more money and playing time. How can a pro not have played by 20 years old?

  1. Luis Arreola
    commented on: July 13, 2012 at 9:13 a.m.
    Another reason why 2nd and 3rd divisions are needed.


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