Every single offseason, our writers cover the rumors and official announcements of outgoing and incoming transfers for FC Dallas and North Texas SC.


Bryan Reynolds to Italy

The Bryan Reynolds Saga has continued on into 2021, with reports stating that there have been some complications with the Juventus deal. In that time, Roma, a team with a connection to the Hunt family, have gotten back into the fray. Furthermore, Club Brugge might still be in contention, considering they just sold their right-back, Joakim Maehle, for 12 million.

Although this process has been elongated more than what fans had hoped for, it is worth noting that the transfer window in Europe just opened on January 1st, and will be opened until the end of the month. There is still plenty of time for the Reynolds transfer to be completed, and hopefully, it will end up benefiting all parties.

6 players to Bayern Training Stint

Brandon Servania, Thomas Roberts, Justin Che, Ricardo Pepi, Edwin Cerrillo, and Dante Sealy have all gone to Bayern for a 3-week training camp. Although it was reported by ESPN that Tanner Tessmann would join these players, he has been called up to the US Youth National Team Camp.

This is a great opportunity for all of these players to strut their quality for a great organization. This is what the Bayern partnership is primarily for, and it truly is a blessing for these homegrowns. The players will need to quarantine when they arrive, which is a difficult reality, but hopefully, they are able to impress the coaches at the Bayern Munich Campus.

David Rodriguez to Atletico San Luis

David Rodriguez announced on his Instagram that he was signing a contract with Atletico de San Luis, a Liga MX side. It was later cleared up that he was going on a 6-month loan. The young academy graduate has played for North Texas SC for two years, playing in 30 matches and notching 2 goals and an assist. It is still unclear if he is signing with the first team or with the reserve side, given that there has been no announcement by either North Texas SC or Atletico de San Luis.

Either way, this is a good opportunity for David. He has been mostly stagnant since he signed with North Texas SC in its inaugural season. He was expected to take up his brother’s mantle last season, but his poor performances coupled with COVID made it difficult for him to lock into a starting eleven spot. This loan thins out the NTSC roster even more, but it gives David a change of scenery that will hopefully allow him to grow into the players he wants to become.

Ronaldo Damus to Orange County SC

On Tuesday, Ronaldo Damus signed with Orange County SC. The young Haitian International has played for North Texas SC for the last two seasons after playing for the FC Dallas Academy for the 2017-2018 season. He scored 21 goals and notched 7 assists in 35 matches over the last two seasons. Ronaldo’s contract expired at the end of the 2020 season, and it seemed clear that he was leaving the club.

Ronaldo struggled with making the jump from NTSC to the first team, but he was dominant in USL League One. He was the top goalscorer in 2019, scoring 16 goals in 20 matches. He is a raw talent that has the ability to be special if he is given the chance, and Orange County are known for giving young players a chance, with the likes of Aaron Cervantes and Bryang Kayo having played for the California side at some point of their career. He has a real opportunity to impress and then move onto Europe, and I hope he does.


Juan Dinenno from PUMAS

We reported that FC Dallas was linked to Juan Dinenno, as the Argentinean Striker was, apparently, the rumored designated player that FC Dallas was looking to sign. According to recent news, Juan Dinenno will not leave Pumas until June, which means that FC Dallas is looking to bring in the forward during the summer.

This seems to be the FC Dallas tradition when it comes to signing a designated player in the Luchi era. Both Pablo Aranguiz and Franco Jara were signed during the summer, and it looks like Dinenno might be the same kind of signing. Bringing him in the summer does make sense, especially considering if this means that the club is trying to ship Jara to another side, given that 2 DP strikers in a one-striker-system don’t make much sense.

Rodrigo Artiga from Atletico Marte

As we reported last preseason, Rodrigo Artiga was a trialist at FC Dallas/North Texas SC. Before the pandemic began, Artiga returned to El Salvador and has been playing for Atletico Marte. However, Artiga posted his return to Frisco on Instagram, resurfacing the rumors of him signing for North Texas SC.

This signing would make a ton of sense. Currently, NTSC has no goalkeeper signed, although it is rumored that Antonio Carrera and Michael Collodi will be in NTSC training during the spring. 3rd Degree also stated that NTSC is looking for an international goalkeeper, so all the signs point at Artiga signing for the club. He is considered a good talent down in El Salvador, even getting called up to the national team back in 2018. Watch this space.

Sorry for not posting this series for the last two weeks.
What do you think of all the rumors? Any incoming transfers that you are excited about?

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