Dallas Texans, a Development Academy club since 2008, commit to ECNL Boys

A Boys Development Academy member for more than a decade, the Dallas Texans, whose alum include Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzalez, Lee Nguyen and Emerson Hyndman, will field its top boys teams in the ECNL.

The Dallas Texans, which moved its Girls DA teams to the ECNL before U.S. Soccer folded the Development Academy in mid-April, were founded in 1993 by Hassan Nazari, who played for Iran in the 1978 World Cup and 1976 Olympics. The Dallas Texans have long been ranked among the top clubs in the nation for sending players to the college, pro and national team level, and for their success at national competitions.

In 2006, the Dallas Texans Red, which included current U.S. national team defender Omar Gonzalez, became the Dallas Cup's first American Super Group winner. Other alums include Paxton Pomykal, who joined FC Dallas at U-15, Alejandro Moreno, Ramon Nunez, who played for Honduras in the 2010 World Cup, Shea Salinas, Nick Garcia, Greg Garza and Daniel Hernandez.

1 comment about "Dallas Texans, a Development Academy club since 2008, commit to ECNL Boys".
  1. Wallace Wade, April 25, 2020 at 11:04 a.m.

    MLS Academy teams don't want to compete against historic, Independent Clubs like The Texans. They would rather hangout in their own closed League. Less stress that way. It's a real joke

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