Welcome back to our coverage of players with connections to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): Weston returned from his shoulder injury faster than anticipated. Weston was in the 18 and played 15 minutes in a 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich.
Carlos Gruezo (FCD - FC Augsburg/Bundesliga): Speaking of returning from injury, Gruezo was back in the 18 for FC Augsburg, but he did not play in a 2-0 loss to Union Berlin.
Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Ludogorets is currently playing friendlies against Polish opposition in preparation for the return of the regular season.
Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich II/3. Liga): Richards was back starting at center back for Bayern Munich II, and the team got a much needed 2-0 win at Uerdingen. Bayern Munich II entered the week just three point out of Relegation, so the team needs to get well clear of the relegation zone.
Getterson (FCD- Maritimo/Liga NOS): Getterson was on the bench this weekend, and came on in the 88th minute of a 1-1 draw at 3rd place Familcao.
Christian Cappis (AP - Hobro IK/Danish Superliga): Christian made the travel roster for the USMNT:
✅ Cappy made the travel roster. Next goal is to earn his way into the field. https://t.co/7MAjDtBvA3— Jay Cappis (@jaycappis) January 25, 2020
Johan Gomez ( AP - Porto FC U19/ Portugal) - No news available.
Mexico & Central America
Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW-Monterrey): There’s a rumor making the rounds linking Rogelio with MLS expansion side Inter Miami. The rumor has made sufficient noise to warrant a response:
Last Wednesday, Rogelio started in Copa MX action, in the first leg of their series at Celaya (Ascenso MX). Monterrey would earn a hard fought 4-3 win, and Rogelio would score one of those goals:
Sunday night, Rogelio started in a 1-0 loss at Pumas UNAM.
More recent rumors have linked Rogelio with a move to Brazil.
Fabian Castillo (FCD - Queretaro) - Fabian started Friday in a 1-0 win at Puebla.
Nick Hagen (AP - Municipal/Guatemala): Nick started for Municipal in a 4-2 loss at home against rivals Comunicaciones.
Moises Hernandez (FCD - Antigua GFC/Guatemala) - Moises started on Sunday in a 2-1 win at Deportivo Sanarate.
Mauro Diaz (FCD - Estudiantes de la Plata/Argentina) - Mauro has not suited up for his new team yet.
Cristian Colman (FCD - Barcelona SC/Ecuador) - Cristian did not sign in time to participate in the Copa Libertadores qualifiers, and will not be able to see his first action until February 16. He will be able to play in Copa Libertadores if his team reaches the group stage.
Major League Soccer
Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Atlanta United): Currently in preseason.
Keaton Parks (DFW - New York City FC) - Currently in preseason.
Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): Currently in preseason.
Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): Tesho and the team are on their way to Mexico, where Orlando will spend nine days, and participate in two friendlies.
Maynor Figueroa (FCD-Houston Dynamo): Currently in preseason.
Lee Nguyen (DFW - Inter Miami) - Currently in preseason.
Walker Zimmerman (FCD - Los Angeles FC): Currently in preseason.
Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Toronto FC): Currently in preseason.
Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP - Inter Miami): - Currently in preseason.
Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Currently in preseason.