Much more to come on this later, but FC Dallas has signed Kellyn Acosta to a homegrown contract. Acosta, who was committed to play at Maryland, is a physically dominant defensive midfielder who went to the U17 World Cup with the United States.
Press Release after the jump
FC Dallas signs Kellyn Acosta as seventh Homegrown player
FC Dallas has now signed seven Homegrown Players to first team contracts since the inception of the Homegrown Player Rule; only Toronto FC has signed as many.
“FC Dallas is excited to sign Kellyn Acosta to a professional contract,” said FC Dallas head coach
A former member of the U.S. Under-15 and U-17 National teams, Acosta is currently part of the U.S. U-18 National Team player pool. Acosta most recently appeared in the Lisbon International Tournament under U.S. U-18 head coach Javier Perez. There, Acosta saw at least 135 minutes of action for the U.S. U-18 squad, which went 0-1-2 against
During the 2011-12 FC Dallas Development Academy season, Acosta started 27 of the 28 games he played for the U-16 team. He scored nine times for the 12-4-8 side, which advanced to U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy Playoffs.
Acosta also played up with FC Dallas’ U-18 team eight times, logging a total of 907 minutes. The team went 20-3-1 during the 2011-12 season and was 3-0-0 in U.S.S.D.A. Playoffs. The U-18 team is set to compete in U.S.S.D.A.’s Finals Week in
In MLS Reserve League action, Acosta logged 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to the Houston Dynamo Reserves on June 16. The young midfielder netted a goal in the 31st minute of that match. The goal was assisted by fellow Homegrown player Moises Hernandez.
DOB: July 24, 1995
Acquired: Signed, July 12, 2012