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Several former FCD players will feature for the US U23 squad.

Netherlands U23 v United States of America U23 - International Friendly Photo by Jose Breton/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Welcome back to our coverage of players with connections to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.


Europe

Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston started at Right Mid for Schalke 04, in a huge match at Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig.

Weston didn’t have a good game per-se, but he did play the entire 90 minutes out of position.

Carlos Gruezo (FCD - FC Augsburg/Bundesliga): Carlos Gruezo continues to miss time with an injury, and has not featured recently for FC Augsburg.

Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Anton started Sunday, in a 1-0 win at Dunov. The win sees Ludogorets extend their unbeaten streak to 18 matches, across all competitions, including wins in six straight matches.

Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich II/3. Liga): Richards started Saturday in a 4-1 victory at Preussen Munster. Richards looks to have settled in as the starting Right Back for Bayern Munich II, who have now jumped to 10th place in the 3. Liga Table, following back to back wins.

Chris received a call up to the USMNT U23 for the October 6-15 International Break.

Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW - Villarreal/La Liga): Ramiro was on the bench, but did not play in a 5-1 victory over Real Betis. The win sees Villarreal to 8th place in La Liga Table.

Getterson (FCD- Maritimo/Liga NOS): Getterson started Saturday, in a 2-1 victory over Moreirense. Getterson had two shot attempts, with one of them on goal. Moreirense climbs to 12th place on the Primeira Liga Table.

Christian Cappis (AP - Hobro IK/Danish Superliga): Christian started in a 2-1 loss at Lyngby, getting an assist on the lone Hobro IK goal:

Christian received a yellow card in the match, and will now miss the next match due to card accumulation.

Christian received a call up to the USMNT U23 for the October 6-15 International Break.

Johan Gomez ( AP - Porto FC U19/ Portugal) - Johan started on Wednesday for Porto FC U19, making his UEFA Youth League debut against Leipaja U19 (Latvia):

Johan played 62 minutes in Porto U19’s 4-2 1st Leg win.


Middle East

Mauro Diaz (FCD - Shabab Al Ahli Dubai/UAE) - Shabab al Ahli Dubai continues to roll on without Mauro anywhere in sight.


Mexico & Central America

Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW-Monterrey): Rogelio started in a 2-0 loss against visiting Tigres UANL. The loss drops Monterrey to 12th place in Liga MX, and rumors are heating up that the team will be getting a new Manager.

Fabian Castillo (FCD - Queretaro) - Fabian was on the bench and came on in the 66th minute of a 2-1 win over Mineros de Zacateca, in Copa MX action.

Nick Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick started in a 2-2 draw against visiting Antigua GFC. The draw keeps Municipal 2nd place in the Liga Nacional Table.

Major League Soccer & USL Championship

Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Atlanta United): Emerson started at the Montreal Impact. Emerson got the assist, on the goal that put Atlanta up to start the second half:

Atlanta would have to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Keaton Parks (DFW - New York City FC) - Keaton did not play this past week, due to an abductor injury.

Keaton received a call up to the USMNT U23 for the October 6-15 International Break

Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): Kellyn started against his old team, and helped Colorado to a 3-0 victory over FCD.

Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): Tesho started in a 1-1 draw at FC Cincinnati. Tesho played 58 minutes.

Maynor Figueroa (FCD-Houston Dynamo): No match scheduled

Lee Nguyen (DFW) & Walker Zimmerman (FCD - Los Angeles FC): Walker was on the bench and did not play, while Lee started and played 80 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United FC.

Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Toronto FC): Omar picked a great time to score his first goal for Toronto FC:

Omar’s goal secured a 2-2 draw at the Chicago Fire.

Roland Lamah (FCD), Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP) & Corben Bone (DFW- FC Cincinnati): Vic did not play, and Roland started in a 1-1 draw against visiting Orlando City SC.

Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Urruti did not feature for Montreal this week.


Loanees

Pablo Aranguiz (FCD - Union Espanola/Chile): Pablo did not play this week, as he is still recovering from a minor toe injury.

Ema Twumasi (FCD - Austin Bold/USL Championship) - Ema started in a 2-1 win at Portland Timbers II.

Moises Hernandez (FCD - San Antonio FC/USL Championship) - Moises has been a regular starter for SAFC, and he delivered the game winner this past weekend, against Fresno FC:


Pro Affiliates

FC Dallas MX (Liga TDP) - FCD-MX was on the road against Atletico Altamira for their Week 2 match. FCD-MX jumped out to a 2-0 lead, and would go on to win 2-1.

FCD-MX next hosted Gavilanes FC for their Week 3 match, and scored a dominant 2-0 win.

After three weeks of action, FCD-MX is the only team to win all three of their matches in Grupo 12, and sit alone atop the Grupo 12 table. Only three weeks in, and FCD-MX has the 2nd best attack (7 gs), and 2nd best defense (3 ga), and their opponents have had a combined record of 7-0-4. The teams next match is at the last place team on the table, which means FCD-MX has an excellent chance to continue their undefeated start to the season.

FC Dallas Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Soccer League) - The PRSL has finally announced the teams that will compete in the 2019-20 regular season, starting in just over two weeks. The seven teams will be:

FCD-Puerto Rico (CD Barbaros), Academia Quintana, Las Palmas, Don Brosco FC, Caguas Sporting FC, Villa Andalucia, Leal Arecibo FC.