FC Dallas made a bit of news this morning with the signing for Academy graduate Eddie Munjoma to a Homegrown contract. Munjoma will be under contract until 2022, with club options from 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons.
The signing of Munjoma puts Dallas at 27 Homegrown Players who had been signed by the first team and Eddie’s situation is also a first, as he is the first Academy product to go to college, get a degree and then come back to the club. There have been others who’d left to go to college first (i.e. Reggie Cannon), but Munjoma’s the first to also pick up a college degree too.
Munjoma played four seasons at SMU, tallying 12 goals and adding 22 assists in 66 appearances for the Mustangs. In 2019, he was named AAC defensive player of the year and was also a MAC Hermann semifinalist. He also received a U-19 USMNT call up back in 2017.
Munjoma is an outside back, having played on the left for the Academy before swtiching to the right for SMU. He was also part of the U-16 Academy team that won the Academy National Championship.