FC Dallas’ USL League One side announced on Thursday that they have loaned defender Brecc Evans to Austin Bold FC in the USL Championship for one season, pending league and federation approval.
The 20-year old was named captain of North Texas SC in his first professional season and led the team to first place in the regular season as well as the first-ever USL League One title in 2019. He started 24 games at center back and helped the club earn a league-high 14 clean sheets.
Evans was also a graduate of the FC Dallas Academy, and he played college soccer at California Polytechnic for one season. He featured in 16 games for the Mustangs, scoring one goal and earning a Big West honorable mention before returning to Frisco to join North Texas SC for its first season.
The move allows Evans to play up a division as he continues to mature as a professional. Playing in the USL-C is going to provide him with the right test week in and week out too. As much as I would have liked to see him earn a Homegrown deal with FC Dallas, seeing him get full season at a higher level than USL-1 is good enough for now. You have to think the hope is that he progresses enough in the next year to be a natural replacement for Matt Hedges down the road.
What do you make of NTSC loaning out one of their key players in 2020?