FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas continue to lead Major League Soccer clubs by sending their players to Europe.
The MLS team and FC Bayern Munich announced the loan of defender Justin Che to FC Bayern Munich II on Friday after his two-week training experience with FC Bayern Munich in January as part of the clubs’ Elite Player Development partnership. .
FC Dallas signed 17-year-old Che as the 30th MLS Homegrown Leader in club history on October 2, 2020.
He made his professional debut on July 25, 2020 with FC Dallas affiliate North Texas Soccer Club USL League One in the 2-1 season opener over forward Madison FC. He started all 16 North Texas SC games last year and recorded an assist.
Che was named to the 2020 USL Ligue 1 first team and was nominated for the league’s Young Player of the Year after-season award.
He joined FC Dallas Academy in 2009 and has scored 18 goals in 84 US Soccer Development Academy games since 2016. Che was the seventh youngest player to sign with FC Dallas at 16 years and 319 days, behind Bryan Reynolds , Dante Sealy, Jesús Ferreira. , Ricardo Pepi, Alejandro Zendejas and Paxton Pomykal.
Che is the second FC Dallas Homegrown to join FC Bayern on loan since the Elite Player Development partnership formed three years ago. Former FC Dallas Homegrown Chris Richards joined FC Bayern on loan in July 2018 before signing with the club in January 2019. He made his Bundesliga first-team debut in June 2020 and is currently on loan at Hoffenheim.
FC Dallas’ best-known product is Weston McKennie, who plays for Juventus (Italy).
On February 1, the club transferred defender Bryan Reynolds to AS Roma in Italian Serie A.
Another FC Dallas product, defender Reggie Cannon, plays for Boavista (Portugal).