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Hoops Home and Abroad: Ramiro Funes Mori leaving Everton

Ramiro is packing his bags, and moving to Spain.

Everton v Southampton - Premier League Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Welcome to another week of Big D Soccer’s coverage of your favorite players with ties to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Ramiro finally leave Everton, Blas and Panama took on Belgium, and several players saw Lamar Hunt US Open Cup action.


Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga):

Keaton Parks (DFW - Benfica/Primeira Liga):

Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Everton/Premier League): There were some rumors of a move to Middlesbrough earlier in the week:

The Everton fans were outraged at the lowball offer:

Finally, it was announced Yesterday:

The transfer fee is rumored to be a minimum of 8 million Euros.

In other news:

Mexico - Season Concluded

Central America - Season Concluded

Blas Perez (FCD - CSD Municipal/Guatemala): Blas got the start for Panama, against Belgium in Group G.

It was an emotional time for all of Panama:

Panama would not get the win, and would go on to lose 3-0. The fans still had a joyous time, and Blas even had time to show off reporter skills:

Next Match: England vs. Panama, Sunday, June 24, 7:00am

South America

Anibal Chala (FCD - LDU Quito, Loan/Ecuador): Anibal did not feature for LDU Quito last week.

Major League Soccer

Chris Seitz (FCD - Houston Dynamo): Chris got the start Saturday, in US Open Cup action, against visiting Minnesota United FC. Chris would go on to earn a clean sheet, with a five-save performance. The Dynamo advance to the USOC Quarterfinals with a 1-0 win.

Walker Zimmerman(FCD - Los Angeles FC): Walker got the start Wednesday night, in USOC action against visiting Sacramento Republic SC. Walker and the defense had a rough time against the USL side, allowing two goals. LAFC were still able to match the Sacramento attack, and got a 3-2 victory that sees them advance to the USOC Quarterfinals.

Next Match: Los Angeles FC vs. Columbus Crew SC, Saturday, June 23, 9:30pm

Lee Nguyen (DFW - Los Angeles FC): Lee got the start Saturday, in USOC action against visiting Sacramento Republic SC. Lee didn’t exactly have the best of games, but when LAFC found itself trailing 2-1, it was Lee unlocking the Sacramento defense to help LAFC find the equalizer:

LAFC would rally for a 3-2 win, that sees them advance to the USOC Quarterfinals.

Next Match: Los Angeles FC vs. Columbus Crew SC, Saturday, June 23, 9:30pm

Brek Shea (DFW - Vancouver Whitecaps): No match scheduled last week

Next Match: Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, Saturday, June 23, 4:00pm

Richard Sanchez (AP/FCD - Chicago Fire): Richard got the start Wednesday night, at Atlanta United FC, in US Open Cup action.

Richard would be rock solid on the night, and would earn a clean sheet, with a 4 save performance in a 1-0 victory for Chicago. The win sees the Fire advance to the USOC Quarterfinals.

Next Match: Seattle Sounders vs. Chicago Fire, Saturday, June 23, 9:00pm


Connor Presley (DFW - San Antonio FC): Connor got the start on Saturday, against visiting Sacramento Republic SC. Connor started at Right Forward in the 4-3-3 formation, and played the full match, in a 1-0 San Antonio FC victory.

The victory sees SAFC jump to 9th place in the Western Conference.

Walker Hume (FCD - Orange County SC): Walker suited up Saturday, but did not play, in a 2-2 draw against visiting Reno 1886 FC.

The draw sees OCSC remain 6th place in the Western Conference.

Aaron Guillen (AP/FCD - North Carolina FC): Aaron got the start at left back for NCFC, Saturday at Nashville SC. Aaron had a solid game, but NCFC would lose 1-0.

The loss sees North Carolina FC drop to 13th place in the Eastern Conference.

London Woodberry ( FCD/AP - Nashville SC) - London got the start on the Right Wing (3-5-2 formation) for Nashville SC on Wednesday, as they hosted Louisville City FC in US Open Cup action. With Nashville trailing 2-0, London got an assist on this cross:

It would not be enough, as Nashville lost 2-1, and are now eliminated from the USOC.

Corben Bone (DFW - FC Cincinnati) - Corben started Saturday, against the visiting Richmond Kickers. He had a good game, finishing with 84.6% passing accuracy, three key passes, and one shot attempt, in a 4-0 FCC win.

The win sees FC Cincinnati remain 1st place in the Eastern Conference.

Je-Vaughn Watson (FCD - Charlotte Independence): Je-Vaughn got a position move this past Saturday against the visiting Charleston Battery, starting at right central defensive midfielder in the 4-2-3-1 formation. Je-Vaughn looked good in his new position, and finished with 86.1% passing accuracy on 76 pass attempts. Je-Vaughn helped Charlotte to a 63% possession advantage, and Charlotte earned a 1-1 draw.

The draw sees the Charlotte Independence, drop to 5th place in the Eastern Conference.

Adonijah Reid ( Loan - Ottawa Fury) - Adonijah got the start on Wednesday night, against AS Blainville, in the 1st Leg of the their Canadian Championship series.

Just a minute into the match, this happened:

Ottawa would hold on for a 1-0 win.

Jesus Ferreira & Brandon Servania (Loan - Tulsa Roughnecks) - Jesus was with the FCD Academy team.

Brandon suited up Saturday, at the Phoenix Rising. Many were disappointed that Brandon did not travel with FCD for their USOC match, but it ended up being a good learning experience for Servania. Brandon came on in the 52nd minute, with his team trailing 2-0, and down to 10 men, following a red card right before the end of the 1st half. Servania looked very solid, and helped the clearly overmatched Roughnecks from being over-run by the very talented Phoenix Rising. Tulsa would go on to concede a late goal, and lose by a 3-0 score.

The loss keeps Tulsa 17th place in the Western Conference, with the second worst record in the USL.