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Report: FC Dallas to loan Justin Che to Bayern Munich

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The move got done before the transfer window closed yesterday.

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FC Dallas may have picked up a franchise-record transfer fee on Monday for defender Bryan Reynolds but they weren’t finished in dealing their young talent out.

On Tuesday, the club has loaned homegrown defender Justin Che to German powerhouse Bayern Munich. The loan is for six months with an option to purchase after the loan ends. A move that feels awfully familiar given that this happened with Chris Richards a couple of years ago.

The news was first reported by Buzz Carrick at 3rdDegree, and then confirmed by MLSSoccer’s Tom Bogert and The Athletic’s Sam Stejkal.

Che has a German passport which helped speed things up following a successful training stint this past month. He spent time alongside fellow Homegrown players Thomas Roberts, Brandon Servania, Ricardo Pepi, Dante Sealy, and Edwin Cerrillo.

Che signed a Homegrown deal with FC Dallas just last October after showing well with the club’s USL-1 team North Texas SC.

The Texas native made his professional debut on July 25, 2020 with North Texas Soccer Club in the 2-1 season-opening win against Forward Madison FC. He started in all 16 matches for North Texas SC in 2020 playing 1,427 minutes. He recorded his first professional assist in the home-opener, assisting Ronaldo Damus in the 59th minute. Che named to the USL League One Team of the Year for 2020.

What do you all make of this deal for Che and FC Dallas? Disappointed to not see him in a FCD uniform? Disappointed that FC Dallas has yet to get a player back from Bayern in this partnership?