Add one more Homegrown signee to the mix for FC Dallas in 2020. The club has signed Academy midfield product Tanner Tessmann as the club’s league-leading 28th Homegrown Player, the club announced today. He will be under contract through the 2022 season, with club options for the 2023 and 2024 season.
The 18-year old joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2016 and has scored 25 goals in 67 United States Soccer Development Academy appearances, including 55 starts. He won the U-18/U19 Golden Ball following the 2018-2019 season after helping lead the FC Dallas to the U-18/U19 Academy Championship. Tessmann was part of the FC Dallas U-15 Academy team that won the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup in 2017, becoming the first Dallas Academy side to win a Dallas Cup title.
Tessmann committed to Clemson in December 2019 as a two-sport athlete. He slated to play soccer for the Tigers beginning this fall and he also joined Clemson’s football program under head coach Dabo Swinney to be a kicker.
Tessmann spent part of the 2019 season with North Texas SC in the USL-1. He appeared in 16 matches for North Texas SC, including the USL League One final against Greenville Triumph SC on Oct. 19. Tessmann scored his first professional goal with North Texas SC on May 11 in a 4-1 win. He appeared in six preseason matches for FC Dallas in 2020.