Welcome to another week of FCD Loanees & Affiliates, as we follow FC Dallas players on loan to teams other than North Texas SC. We'll also keep tabs on some of the happenings involving FCD's International Affiliates.
Pablo Aranguiz (FCD - Universidad de Chile/Chile): Pablo made his second start for La U on Saturday, against visiting 1st place team Union La Calera.
With La U up 1-0 to start the second half, things quickly turned against the team as a player received a red card for the second week in a row.
With his team down to 10 men and under siege by the visitors, Pablo was on the receiving end of a game changing play:
"No lo toqué, la p..."— Canal del Fútbol (@CDF_cl) February 10, 2020
Thomas Rodríguez fue expulsado por agredir a Pablo Aránguiz y se fue de la cancha del Estadio Nacional masticando la rabia y pateando micrófonos@ulcsadpoficial no pudo con @udechile y cayó 3-0 pic.twitter.com/IHq0TSEP4e
You can clearly hear the expelled player yelling "I didn't touch him!" as he's leaving the field.
After that, it was the Aranguiz show. Here’s a replay of all three goals scored in the match, with multiple angles on both goals that Pablo was involved in.
Pablo Aránguiz fue la figura e ilusiona a @udechile para la revancha con @SCInternacional— Canal del Fútbol (@CDF_cl) February 10, 2020
El volante anotó un gol, dio una asistencia ⚽ y fue felicitado por Caputto en el 3-0 ante @ulcsadpoficial. Este martes los azules visitan a Inter con el 0-0 de la ida en la Libertadores. pic.twitter.com/V78qnPQ1zA
Pablo received a standing ovation from the home fans as he led La U to a resounding 3-0 victory. The win sees La U jump to 2nd place in the Primera Division Clausura table.
Pablo was interviewed immediately after the match:
Pablo Aránguiz tiene todos mis respetos pic.twitter.com/XMKiu9n9uw— Bruno Sampieri (@BSampieri) February 9, 2020
If you’re a fan of Pablo, then I have a treat for you. Here is a condensed 12 minute replay of Universidad de Chile vs. Union La Calera, which shows you just how big of a match he (wearing #22) really had:
It will be a short turnaround for Pablo and La U, as they will travel to Brazil on Tuesday (4:15 pm Central), for the 2nd Leg of the Copa Libertadores match against Internacional. The teams are currently tied 0-0 on aggregate, and Pablo is expected to start in the #10 spot for La U.
Brecc Evans (North Texas SC - Austin Bold/USL Championship: Brecc made his Austin Bold debut in the preseason match against FC Dallas. He came on in the 2nd period with his team trailing 1-0, and played the remainder of the match in a 1-0 loss.
Francis Atuahene (FCD - San Diego Loyal/USL Championship): Atuahene started for San Diego Loyal on Saturday in a scrimmage against California-Fullerton. Francis did not score on the night, as San Diego went on to win 3-1.
FC Dallas MX was on the road against Tigres SD, who was 3rd place in Group 12 coming in. It would be all FCD MX, as they would go on to secure a 3-2 win. The game was not as close as the final score would indicate, Tigres SD scored a goal right before the final whistle to make it look competitive. The win sees FC Dallas MX retain its stranglehold a top the Group 12 table. With FCD-MX knocking off the 3rd place team, and the 4th place team suffering a defeat, Group 12 is now a two horse race between FCD-MX and 2nd place Orgullo Surtam (4 points behind).
Here is where FC Dallas MX currently stands in the overall Liga TDP table for teams with a chance to gain promotion (160 teams):
FC Dallas Guaynabo and FC Dallas Puerto Rico have both announced that they will be participating in the 2020 Scott Dymond College Showcase (presented by Advocare), which takes place in Frisco on March 7-8.
FC Dallas-Juarez held a scrimmage for their youth teams, against their neighbors, FC Dallas-El Paso.