2021 Season Preview: Dallas FC

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Flop flop flop flop flop flop flop then waste some time.

The FC Dallas mantra must be engrained at the youth levels, because no matter who is wearing the hoops, the players fall and stall just the same.

The team owned by the Hunt family finished 6th last year and transferred some talent out. Let's take a look.

2020 Stats:

Leading scorers: Franco Jara (7), Ryan Hollingshead (4), Santiago Mosquera (4)

Leading assists: Michael Barrios (3), Bryan Reynolds (3), Bryan Acosta (2)

Transfers in:

Jader Obrian is a TAM winger valued at about $725,000. He's expected to be a starting winger after winning the golden boot in the Colombian league.

Jose Antonio Martinez is a Spanish defender from SD Eibar. He's also a Barca B guy so maybe Ilie will have the secret password to turn his controller off when we attack.

Freddy Vargas is a Venezuelan youth international on loan. He's a winger and will probably get big minutes.

Transfers out:

Michael Barrios was traded. He vastly underperformed his xG and xA but was a speedster threat.

Reto Ziegler was the Dallas captain who headed back to Europe.

Bryan Reynolds was transferred to Roma for a huge fee. He didn't play a ton but he's a US international with huge upside.

Thiago Santos was a fixture in the starting lineup and went back to Brasil after one season.

Season outlook: Dallas made some moves to shore up their attack and defense. Losing Thiago Santos will hurt. Dallas will be relying heavily on young players to develop and make them competitive. This requires Paxton Pomykal to finally get healthy and for Tanner Tessmann to make the leap. It'll be tough for them to compete if their right back is the 2nd leading scorer.

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