FC Dallas will resume their 2018 training this week as they wrap up the year. This is a typical final two weeks of the year when a team either fails to reach the playoffs or exits from the playoffs early like FC Dallas back on Halloween.
Per CBA rules, only players with contracts already guaranteed for the 2019 season are allowed to train. Most of the players who won’t be in Frisco have contract options for 2019, which Dallas has until Nov. 26 to exercise. Until then, those not currently under contract cannot train with the pro team.
Players Under Contract in 2019
For those keeping score at home, here are the other players not eligible for training to wrap up 2018:
Players Out of Contract/Options Not Exercised Yet for 2019
Some of the names on the out of contract side are pretty intriguing, while others aren’t nearly as surprising as the rest. Two that stood out to me were Kris Reaves and Jordan Cano, a pair of Homegrown signings that were made before the season started. I would imagine both will be fixtures for the FCD 2 squad that is set to launch next year.
Veterans Ryan Hollingshead, Victor Ulloa, Tesho Akindele and Maynor Figueroa will be interesting players to debate these next couple of weeks. Our staff is planning to dive into each of them to see whether or not we would like to see them return.
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