The long awaited announced for Ramon Nunez and FC Dallas is finally here. The club announced Thursday afternoon that they have signed the veteran midfielder. The deal was previously said to be done by Hunt Sports Group president Dan Hunt in a Facebook chat with fans several weeks ago.
The former SMU and Dallas Burn player re-joins the club that he left back in 2007. He is still undergoing rehab on his knee but as Daniel pointed out earlier this week, he is getting closer and closer to being back at full strength.
Nunez will provide the depth in the midfield behind David Ferreira and give the club another option on the flanks.
"I am very happy to be working with Ramon again," said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. "He has the qualities to help FC Dallas win championships. Ramon has the ability to break down opponents with his quick, explosive movements and he will help create goals for his teammates as well as score goals himself for FC Dallas."
The Honduran should be back on the field full time for FC Dallas by next month in some reserve games followed by possible minutes with the main squad. I'd imagine he'll be at a 100% by this summer.
The club also made the announcement of the signing of their 10th Homegrown player in goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.
Yes 10th Homegrown signing. Let that sink in for a moment.
Gonzalez another Mexican youth team keeper, currently with the U-18 squad. From everything I've heard, been told and read, this kid is every bit as good as Richard Sanchez. Hence the reason why the club pulled the trigger on this deal and signed him.
I'd fully expect him to be loaned out at some point this season though. Five keepers on one team makes for a very crowded situation. If you are wondering why the club signed him, it is simple and very much in the same line as them signing Sanchez. If they didn't do it now, they stood the chance of losing out on him to a Mexican team.