The news just keeps on coming today. FC Dallas announced Friday afternoon that they have secured a second loan to the North America Soccer League's Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Homegrown forward Bradlee Baladez will join the NASL side, making him the second FC Dallas player to go on loan to the South Florida club.
Baladez already began training with Fort Lauderdale in preparation for the team's fall season, which opens on tomorrow, August 3, at the New York Cosmos.
Baladez joins FC Dallas teammate Richard Sanchez, who was loaned to the Strikers on July 23. He has logged 485 minutes with the FC Dallas Reserves this season. He netted his first goal for the reserves in a match against the Montreal Impact Reserves on June 4, 2013.
Baladez made his MLS debut in Dallas' last league match, a 0-0 draw against Montreal on July 20. The 21-year-old forward played the final 23 minutes after coming on for Je-Vaughn Watson.
This news is fairly interesting considering earlier in the week it was reported that Baladez turned down a loan. I don't have an official word yet on where that initial loan was to but it sounds like Baladez liked the idea of joining Sanchez in Florida. Good for him, he will do very well if he gets minutes on the field with the Strikers.