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Alejandro Zendejas returns to FC Dallas following successful U-17 World Cup qualifying campaign

FCD's 13th Homegrown player was the captain for the U-17s as they qualified for the World Cup.

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FC Dallas got one more player in camp this week as Homegrown midfielder Alejandro Zendejas has returned to the club following his time with the United States U-17s' World Cup qualifying in Honduras.

Zendejas captained the US team in the final game against Jamaica as they qualified through penalty kicks to help send the US to the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

The victory in the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship playoff match secured the U.S.'s first appearance in the FIFA U-17 World Cup since 2011. Zendejas played 424 minutes in central midfield and scored one goal in the U.S. U-17's six matches at the 2015 CONCACAF Championships.

Zendejas signed with FC Dallas last fall. He was the first Homegrown player signed from one of the club's youth affiliates, FC Dallas El Paso. Zendejas played with FC Dallas' U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams from 2012 to 2014. According to the club, he also spent the majority of the 2014 season with the U.S. U-17 Men's National Team Residency Camp at IMG Sports Complex in Bradenton, Fla.

Here are highlights from the US win: