FC Dallas Homegrown players Edwin Cerrillo, Bryan Reynolds, Thomas Roberts and Brandon Servania will compete in the MLS Homegrown game, Major League Soccer announced today. All four Homegrown players earn their first Homegrown Game selection.
The team, which will be coached by Orlando City SC Academy Director Marcelo Neveleff, will take on Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team on Tuesday, July 30 at 4PM CT (TUDN/ Twitter.com) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.
FC Dallas has had a solid history of getting players into this now-annual game. Previous years saw Paxton Pomykal, Jesus Ferreira and Jesse Gonzalez earn minutes for the MLS team (Coy Craft and Aaron Guillen also earned roster spots when they were HGPs for FC Dallas back in 2016).
Each of the four players called this year have earned a fair share of minutes this season under Luchi Gonzalez. No one has done better than Cerrillo, who was signed back on February 14, 2019. Cerrillo has tallied one assist in 11 appearances, 10 of which are starts. The 18-year-old was part of the United States squad at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup that advanced to the quarterfinals.
Lately we have seen more of Servania with the first team, another member of the U-20 World Cup team. This season, he has played in five matches for FC Dallas, including four consecutive starts in the club’s most recent regular season matches.
Roberts and Reynolds have both cracked the lineup and game day roster this season as well. Reynolds made his league debut in May against LAFC and recorded his first assist in his second MLS match on May 25. Roberts has appeared in six matches for FC Dallas this season including three starts. The 18-year-old has also appeared in four matches for USL League One side North Texas SC, scoring one goal.