The Panamanian invasion has begun. (Anayansi Gamez)
Sources have confirmed to me that Tauro FC outside back Carlos Rodriguez will be heading to FC Dallas on a transfer. Rodriguez is mainly a left back, but can play on either side of the defense. The 21-year-old impressed with Tauro FC in their two matches against FC Dallas in CONCACAF Champions League, particularly in the match down in Panama registering an assist and terrorizing the Dallas defense down the left side. He comes to Dallas as outside back cover for Jair Benitez and Zach Loyd, though looking at his highlights it's not inconceivable that he could push into midfield on occasion.
The Panamanian slots into an FC Dallas defense that is beginning to take shape with the additions of Matt Hedges and Hernan Pertuz as well as the potential departure of George John to West Ham. Sources have told me the deal will be announced officially by FC Dallas within the next day or two.