FC Dallas continues to work on their roster for the 2020 season and today they made a big splash in signing Homegrown forward and 2019 team Golden Boot winner Jesus Ferreira to a new contract.
The new four-year deal used Target Allocation Money (TAM) to keep the 18-year old in Dallas for the next few seasons.
Ferreira had a standout year with FC Dallas in 2019, scoring eight goals and recording six assists in 33 MLS appearances. He signed with the club just a little over three years ago as the club’s third youngest player in club history behind Bryan Reynolds and Dante Sealy.
He has earned three call-ups to the United States National Team program, joining the U-20s and U-23s this season, but has yet to make an appearance. The 18-year-old still holds dual eligibility for both the U.S. and Colombian federations.
The deal is a great move by the club as they’ve now been able to lock up a few key players like him and Paxton Pomykal for the long-term. This is also important to see an extension happen as it shows the investment being made into academy players like Ferreira too.
What do you all make of this new contract for him? Excited to see him potentially be in Dallas until he’s 22? Let us know below.