FC Dallas Acquires Jesus Jimenez from Toronto FC in Exchange for Brandon Servania
The trade also brings in an international roster slot.
The first week of the 2023 regular season is off to a big start. FC Dallas made a big splash on Monday as they traded Homegrown midfielder to Toronto FC in exchange for forward Jesús Jiménez and a 2023 international roster spot.
Toronto will retain a portion of Jiménez’s salary budget charge, which clocked in at $815,000.00, according to the MLS Players Union.
The 29-year old joins FC Dallas after spending the 2022 season with Toronto FC, where he scored nine goals and three assists in 33 MLS regular season appearances. Before joining Toronto, Jiménez spent four seasons with the Polish first-division side Górnik Zabrze. The Leganés, Spain native, appeared in 134 matches, scored 43 goals and recorded 26 assists in all competitions (Ekstraklasa, Polish Cup and Europa League) for Górnik.
“We’re excited to bring Jesús Jiménez to the group,” said FC Dallas Technical Director André Zanotta in a club-issued press release. “We wanted to bring another attacking option to the roster. Jesús is an experienced player with a proven goal-scoring record in the league and we felt like he would complement our group really well.”
The 23-year old Servania departs FC Dallas after appearing in 74 appearances across all competitions and recording five goals and seven assists. While with the club, he also participated in two FC Bayern Munich training stints as part of the clubs’ Elite Player Development partnership that was created in 2018 and had loan stints with USL Championship side Tulsa Roughnecks FC (2018) and SKN St. Pölten (2021).
“We love Brandon, his personality, the way he plays and everything he’s done for the club throughout the years after coming to Academy and reaching the first team,” said FC Dallas head coach Nico Estévez. “We wish him all the best.”
Yeah, this one is tough, as it is never easy to see a young HGP go to another team in the league.