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FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: David Rodriguez gets 1st Liga MX start

It was a big week for all of the loanees, with all of them getting starts.

Atletico San Luis v Puebla - Torneo Guard1anes 2021 Liga MX Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images

With the new MLS season upon us, it’s time to catch up and keep up with all of the players loaned out by both FC Dallas and North Texas SC.

Currently there are four players out on loans, but the season has just begun, and there are likely more loans in the future.


Loanees

David Rodriguez (Atletico San Luis - Liga MX):

Atletico San Luis v Puebla - Torneo Guard1anes 2021 Liga MX Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images

North Texas SC’s David Rodriguez has been on loan with Atletico San Luis since mid January, featuring mostly for their under 20s. That suddenly changed a week ago, when he made a surprise appearance on the bench for the senior team against FC Juarez. Rodriguez would make his Liga MX debut early in the second half, and played 44 minutes in a 1-0 loss at FC Juarez. He played well in his first Liga MX appearance, handling all set pieces and all left sided corners.

Rodriguez played well enough in his first appearance that he was given his first Liga MX start this weekend:

Rodriguez played the full match in a 4-1 loss to Puebla. Despite the loss, Rodriguez played well on defense and was dangerous going forward, creating several dangerous scoring opportunities for his club:

With the back to back loses, Atletico San Luis currently sits 16th place in the Liga MX Table.

Bryan Reynolds (AS Roma - Serie A):

Torino FC v AS Roma - Serie A Photo by Sportinfoto/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

AS Roma is obligated to buy Reynolds, but he is currently on loan, so all his future reports for this season will be found here.

Reynolds made his second consecutive start for AS Roma in a 3-1 loss at Torino. He played 75 minutes, finishing with one tackle, one interception, two clearances, and 75% passing.

This is Reynolds’ third appearance for AS Roma (two starts), and he has played as well as can be expected from a young player getting his first minutes in Serie A.

Brandon Servania (SKN St. Pölten - Austrian Bundesliga): Servania has been on loan with SKN St. Polten since early February, but has only been eligible to play since March. In that time, Servania has made six appearances with four of them starts.

Servania made his fourth start this weekend and interestingly enough, he started at right back. Servania played 83 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Austria Wien.

You can see that Servania (#81) featured heavily in the match recap, and his second half run into the opponents box, almost resulted in the equalizer:

SKN St. Polten currently sits second to last in the Austrian Bundesliga Table, and find themselves involved in a relegation battle.

Justin Che (Bayern Munich II - 3. Liga):

Bayern München II v Hansa Rostock - 3. Liga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Che has been on loan with the Bayern Munich youth since February, mostly playing for Bayern Munich U19s. That ended a week ago when Che began training with Bayern Munich II, and made his 3.Liga debut with just one minute left in a 2-2 draw against Ingolstad.

Che got his first 3. Liga start this weekend, starting in a three-man backline for Bayern Munich II. He put in an excellent performance in a 1-0 loss at first place Hansa Rostock, a performance that was praised by Bayern Munich II manager Danny Schwarz:

But hey, don’t take our word for it, see for yourself:

The defending 3. Liga champions, Bayern Munich II has struggled this season and currently sit 16th place in the 3. Liga Table.


Affiliates

FC Dallas Puerto Rico - FCD Puerto Rico manager David Martinez has just returned home after spending some time in Frisco getting hands on training with the FC Dallas Academy.

FC Dallas Guaynabo - FCD Guaynabo has recently announced that they will be participating in the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup 2021 tournament. It’s a showcase youth tournament that is heavily recruited by Collegiate Soccer.

FC Dallas MX - FC Dallas MX played this weekend in Liga TDP (Mexico Division 4), earning a 5-1 victory over Regios Azul Y Oro FC. The win sees FC Dallas MX climb to 3rd place in Group 12, with a record of 8 wins, 5 draws, and 3 losses.

With only five matches left in the season, 2nd place is the highest position that FCD-MX can realistically achieve. The top spot in Group 12 is currently held by Saltillo FC, the top team in the Liga TDP Overall Table. FCD-MX handed Saltillo FC their only loss of the season and FCD-MX currently sit 24th place in the Liga TDP Overall Table, with an excellent shot at earning a spot in the Liga TDP promotion playoffs.