Welcome back to our coverage of players with connections to FC Dallas, the FCD Academy, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
The big news is Weston Mckennie could be on the move real soon, that and several new additions to our weekly coverage.
Weston McKennie (AP - Schalke 04/Bundesliga): We have all been waiting to hear news of where he will play next season, each of us hopeful that it will be a big name club. Well, the news are rolling in, and it looks like McKinnie will be joining a far bigger club than most of us were expecting. Roger Gonzalez is reporting that McKennie is set to join Italian giants Juventus on loan:
BREAKING: Weston McKennie is leaving Schalke ... for ... JUVENTUS— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) August 26, 2020
Deal reached between the two clubs, set to be finalized in the coming days.
This is a move that many will get behind, and just as many will question. Which side of the fence are you on?
Weston McKennie will fly to Italy on next days to have medicals and sign as new Juventus player. Agreement reached with Schalke04 - loan (€3M) with buy option (€18M). Here we go ⚪️⚫️ @SkySport @DiMarzio #Juve #Juventus #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2020
Carlos Gruezo (FCD - FC Augsburg/Bundesliga): Augsburg played their four friendly of the preseason against Ataspor (Turkey Division 1). Gruezo subbed in at the 60th minute of a 4-1 win.
Johan Gomez (AP - Porto B) - Johan started for Porto B in a preseason friendly against GD Chaves (Portugal Division 2) and played 65 minutes.
Anton Nedyalkov (FCD - Ludogorets/Bulgaria): Nedyalkov started on Saturday in a 4-1 win against Chemo More.
Just three matches into the season and Ludogorets finds itself 3rd place in the Bulgaria First League Table.
Chris Richards (AP/FCD - Bayern Munich II/3. Liga): Still no news on Richards future as he is still with the senior team, and is not participating in the preseason preparations of Bayern Munich II.
Getterson (FCD- Maritimo/Liga NOS): Maritimo had a preseason match against their reserve side Maritimo B. Getterson scored a goal, as the senior team notched a 5-0 victory.
Christian Cappis (AP - Hobro IK/Danish Superliga): Still no news on what is going on with Christian, who many expect to transfer away from recently relegated Hobro IK.
Ramiro Funes Mori (DFW-Villarreal CF/La Liga): Ramiro and Villarreal is currently in the midst of their preseason preperations.
Mexico & Central America
Rogelio Funes Mori (DFW-Monterrey): Ramiro started and played 90 + 2 minutes in a 3-1 victory at Club America. Ramiro did not score, but it is interesting to note that the player who replaced him on the field was promptly red carded.
Debut de Shayr Mohamed con debut y despedida de fondo. pic.twitter.com/2PSVxxLxGA— Guard1anes MX Shitposting (@LigaMXShitpost) August 25, 2020
Fabian Castillo (FCD - Tijuana) - After playing last season on loan in Queretaro, Castillo is back playing with Tijuana.
Fabian started on Saturday against visiting Puebla and played the full match in a 1-0 win.
Nick Hagen (AP - Free Agent): Hagen finds himself in a very strange position. Last season he did not renew his contract with Municipal and instead trained in Frisco while looking for a new club. He had interest from a Portuguese club for several months, but that club then changed managers, and the interest from that club fell off.
Nick is currently training with the Guatemala Men’s National Team, and is said to have interest from several South American clubs.
Mauro Diaz (FCD - Estudiantes de la Plata/Argentina) - Currently in the second week of preseason preparations.
Cristian Colman (FCD - Barcelona SC/Ecuador) - In the third week of the season, Colman finally made his first appearance for Barcelona SC. Cristian subbed in at the 81st minute, with his team trailing rival club Emelec at home. Two minutes later, Barcelona SC would tie the match up at 1-1. With time running out in extra time, Colman all but single handedly delivered the game winner:
Major League Soccer
Emerson Hyndman (DFW - Atlanta United): Emerson started and played 70 minutes in the 2-0 win against visiting expansion side Nashville SC.
Keaton Parks (DFW - New York City FC) - Parks started and played the full match in Monday’s 1-0 win against visiting Columbus Crew.
Kellyn Acosta (AP/FCD - Colorado Rapids): Acosta started and played the full match in the 1-4 loss against visiting Real Salt Lake.
Tesho Akindele (FCD - Orlando City SC): Akindele came off the bench in the 68th minute, and played 22 minutes in a 3-2 loss against expansion side Inter Miami.
Maynor Figueroa (FCD-Houston Dynamo): Figueroa started and played the full match in Houston’s 0-0 draw against FC Dallas.
Lee Nguyen (DFW) & Victor Ulloa (FCD/AP - Inter Miami): - Victor started and played the full match as expansion side Inter Miami made history with their first ever franchise win, a 3-2 defeat of rivals Orlando City SC.
Walker Zimmerman (FCD - Nashville SC): Zimmerman started and played the full match in the 2-0 loss against Atlanta United. It was Walker who was cleanly beaten by Pity Martinez for the eventual game winner.
Omar Gonzalez (DFW - Toronto FC): Gonzalez started and played the full match in the 1-0 victory over visiting Vancouver.
Maxi Urruti (FCD - Montreal Impact): Urruti came off the bench in the 55th minute of Montreal’s 2-0 win over visiting Vancouver.
Jacori Hayes (FCD - Minnesota United): He is currently fighting a hamstring injury and did not suit up for the Loons this week.
USL Championship & USL League One
Aaron Guillen (FCD/AP - Tampa Bay Rowdies): Aaron started and played the full match in a 2-1 victory over visiting Atlanta United 2. Guillen is part of a three-man back line that is currently the 3rd best defense in the USL Championship.
The win by the Rowdies, keeps them as one of only two remaining undefeated teams in the USL Championship (6-3-0), and a top Group H with 21 points.
Attiba Harris (FCD - OKC Energy FC): Attiba did not feature for OKC Energy this week.
Devin Vega (AP - Real Monarchs): Devin came off the bench in the 54th minute of a 2-1 loss against visiting New Mexico United.
Eric Avila (FCD - San Diego Loyal): Eric started and played 45 minutes in a 1-4 loss against visiting Reno 1868 FC.
Connor Presly (AP - New England Revolution II) - Connor has been playing striker for Revs II, and came of the bench in the 76th minute of a 2-1 loss against visting 2nd place Richmond.
In other News:
19 yr old US/Mexico dual nat midfielder and FC Dallas product, Joel Bustamante, on the bench for Furth II for their friendly match vs Stuttgart's reserves today pic.twitter.com/TSFnkohVPF— USMNT east (@eastdeflection) August 26, 2020
MERCATO / OFFICIEL— Dijon FCO (@DFCO_Officiel) August 26, 2020
Un Équatorien au @DFCO_Officiel ! Aníbal Chalá, latéral de 24 ans, est prêté avec option d'achat par le Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club !
+ d'infos sur @AnibalChala_ach ➡️ https://t.co/Nn535Pkza8#BienvenidaAnibal ⚫️ #MercatoDFCO pic.twitter.com/bqBAH8eMCR