MLS had a half-day trade window on Sunday that saw a slew of deals, mostly to 2021 expansion side Austin FC. But FC Dallas managed to sneak a deal in there as well, as they sent defender Callum Montgomery to Minnesota United in exchange for a fourth round 2022 MLS SuperDraft pick.
Montgomery’s contract was not renewed for 2021 by FC Dallas, so essentially this is trading his MLS players rights to the Loons where they’ll get the first right of refusal to work out a deal with the young defender.
Additionally, FC Dallas could receive up to $50,000 in General Allocation Money if Montgomery meets certain performance metrics while with Minnesota United.
Montgomery was selected No. 4 overall by FC Dallas in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. He spent the 2020 season on loan with USL Championship side San Antonio FC, where he started in nine matches and scored two goals in 808 minutes.
Montgomery made his professional debut on March 30, 2019 for 2019 USL League One title-winners, North Texas Soccer Club. He started in 22 matches for North Texas SC, scoring three goals in 1,958 minutes played.
He also made his FC Dallas debut in a friendly against Liga MX’s Club Tijuana on July 7, 2019.
What do you make of FC Dallas’ trade here today? Still disappointed he didn’t work out here in Dallas or are you excited to potentially see him play in Minnesota next year?