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Hoops: Home & Abroad

A deep look at how former academy, local and FCD players are doing around the world.

Rangers v Hamilton Academical - Scottish Cup Quarter-Final Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Join Bigdsoccer every week, as we begin to keep track of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


Fabian Castillo (FCD - Trabzonspor/Super Lig): Castillo started Friday night, and played 76 minutes, in Trabzonspor’s 1-0 home win over Karabukspor. The victory extends Trabzonspor’s unbeaten streak to 10, moves them into 5th place, and places them currently in line to qualify for the Europa League.

Emerson Hyndman (AP - Rangers(Loan)/Scottish Premiership): Unable to get any playing time at EPL side Bournemouth, Hyndman was loaned to Rangers FC on January 7, 2017.

Hyndman began the week in sensational fashion, starting for the 7th time in 8 games, Emerson played the full game. With his team tied, after having blown a 2 goal lead and going down 1 man, Hyndman stepped up with some last minute heroics:

Hyndman scored the sensational goal in the waning moments to seal his teams 3-2 victory over St. Johnstone.

Saturday, Hyndman started and played 82 minutes in Rangers 6-0 romp, over visiting Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Cup.

Since the beginning of the loan, Hyndman has been simply amazing, playing in 9 games and starting 8 with 3 goals, as of this weekend, playing mostly as a Left Mid in the 4-3-3 formation. Rangers currently sit 3rd place in the Scottish Premiership table, and are in line to qualify for the Europa League.

Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): McKennie started and played the full 90 minutes in Schalke 04 u19s 2-0 win over Arminia Bielefeld u19s. Weston wears the captain’s band for the first place u19 Bundesliga team.

Keaton Parks (DFW - Varzim/LigaPro, Portugal): Parks had apparently broken into the senior team lineup this preseason, after playing mostly for the u19s last season. In a strange turn of events following a failed transfer attempt, Parks now finds himself in the dog house, and is currently not being permitted to practice with the team.


Omar Gonzales (DFW - Pachuca/Liga MX): Started and played the full 90 minutes Tuesday night, as Pachuca throttled Saprissa 4-0 and advanced to the CCL Semifinals, where they will play FC Dallas.

Friday night, started and played the full 90 minutes, in Pachuca’s 3-2 road victory against Tijuana. Pachuca sits tied with Chivas atop the Liga MX Clausura table. A very impressive result, considering the short week, and the fact that Tijuana currently sits in third place, just 1 point behind Pachuca.

Hector Montalvo (AP - Tigres UANL/Liga MX): Signed with Tigres UANL after his freshman year at Grand Canyon University. Montalvo currently plays for the Tigres u20 squad. Did not suit up for Tigres UANL u20's 1-1 draw vs. Puebla u20. Tigres currently sit in first place of the u20 Liga MX table.

Richard Sanchez (FCD/AP - Tampico Madero(Loan)/Ascenso MX): On loan from Tigres UANL, Sanchez has 5 starts, but is the #2 GK for Tampico. Suited up but did not play in Tampico's 0-1 loss at home to Atlante.

Alejandro Zendejas (FCD/AP - Guadalajara/Liga MX): Zendejas has quickly risen through the Chivas ranks. Zendejas has played in all 4 Copa MX games this Clausura, and has started 3 of those competitions at Left Mid. Zendejas did not suit up for Chivas 2-0 home victory over Toluca on Saturday. Chivas sits tied atop the Liga MX Clausura table.

Central America & South America

Moises Hernandez (FCD/AP - C.S.D. Comunicaciones/Guatemala): Moises just broke into the starting lineup a week ago, for last place Comunicaciones. Moises started and played 90 minutes in the 0-0 draw at 1st place Municipal.

Blas Perez (FCD - Club Blooming/Bolivia): Super Raton signed earlier this year with Arabe Unido, and after only 2 games, was quickly sold to Bolivian powerhouse Club Blooming. Blas came off the bench as a second half substitute and played the entire second half of Blooming's home loss against Bolivar. The loss on Sunday, dropped Blooming to 5th place.

Major League Soccer

Mikey Ambrose (AP - Atlanta United FC): Did not suit up in Atlanta's 1-2 home loss to NYRB.

Greg Garza (DFW - Atlanta United FC): Started at Left Back and played 90 minutes in Atlanta's 1-2 home loss to NYRB.

Jared Jeffrey (DFW - D.C. United): Started at Central Mid in the 4-1-4-1 formation, going the full 90 minutes in DC United’s draw against visiting Sporting KC.

Cole Missimo (DFW - Philadelphia Union): Did not suit up for the Union's 0-0 draw at Vancouver.

Dillon Powers (DFW - Colorado Rapids): Started and played 79 minutes, receiving a yellow card, and he was the set piece taker in the following play:

This was the deciding goal, as Colorado claimed a 1-0 home win over New England.

Lee Nguyen (DFW - New England Revolution): Started and played only 57 minutes after suffering an ankle contusion, in New England’s 0-1 loss at Colorado.

London Woodberry (FCD/AP - New England Revolution): Suited up, but did not play, in New England’s 0-1 loss at Colorado.

USL & NASL (All teams currently in Preseason. Both Seasons begin 3/25/2017)

Corben Bone (DFW - Cincinnati FC)

Danny Garcia (FCD/AP - San Antonio FC)

Stephen McCarthy (DFW - San Antonio FC)

Devin Vega (AP - San Antonio FC)

Hunter Harrison (DFW - Tulsa Roughnecks)

Ruben Luna (FCD/AP - RGVFC Toros)

Chase Minter (DFW - Real Monarchs)

Conor Doyle (DFW - Puerto Rico FC)

Alex Molano (AP - North Carolina FC)