Welcome to back to another long overdue 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): Season Pablo started and played 83 minutes for U de Chile. Pablo continues to shine, finishing with 70.3% passing accuracy, including three key passes, he won eight out of 11 1v1 duels, had three interceptions, and got this assist:
U de Chile would go on to win by a final score of 2-1 over visiting Cobresal. The club now finds itself in sole possession of second place in the Primera Division Table, a full six points behind the league leaders.
Francis Atuahene (FCD - San Diego Loyal/USL Championship): Francis has picked up a knock and did not feature of the Loyal this week.
Callum Montgomery (FCD - San Antonio FC/USL Championship) - Callum started in a 2-1 loss at the El Paso Locomotive. Believe it or not, it is San Antonio FCs first loss of the season.
FC Dallas-MX: There has been massive upheaval in Mexican soccer this year due to a combination of Covid-19, the collapse of Ascenso MX, the rise of the Liga MX reserve league, and the rise of the new Liga de Balompie MX.
Liga TDP (Mexico Division 4) has seen a mass exodus of teams, coupled with a mass arrival of returning teams (on hiatus last season) and expansion teams. This has affected the now 14 groups (previously 13) that compose Liga TDP in a disproportionate fashion.
FC Dallas-MX will return as defending champions of Group 12. The group will see only five of last seasons 14 teams return this season. Group 12 will also see the addition of one expansion team, and the return of two teams that decided to sit out the 2019-2020 season. So in total, there will be eight teams battling for Group 12 supremacy. Liga TDP will see the regular season begin on the 2nd week of October.
With last season cancelled prematurely, no promotion/relegation took place. This season there will be four teams promoted, with FC Dallas-MX considered one of the favorites to earn promotion.
FC Dallas-Juarez: Due to the upheaval in Mexican soccer and the fact that the border areas have been some of the hardest hit areas in Mexico, FC Dallas-Juarez has shelved plans to launch Liga TDP and Liga Premier professional teams this season. There is no word on if the decision is indefinite. We’ll report back on this once an official announcement is made.
FC Dallas Puerto Rico & FC Dallas Guaynabo: Puerto Rico is currently in a state of lockdown — soccer wise — as all practices were cancelled for three weeks.
Puerto Rico Soccer League, where FC Dallas Puerto Rico competes, has announced a February 2021 start to their regular season. Politics and shenanigans forced the PRSL to cancel their 2020 season.
La Liga de Puerto Rico, rival league of the PRSL, and the league where FC Dallas Guaynabo competes, cancelled the start of the 2020 fall season. No return date has been announced for the 2021 season.