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FC Dallas Announces 2021 Preseason Schedule

March 1, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas players return to Toyota Soccer Center on Wednesday, March 3 in preparation for the upcoming 2021 MLS season that is slated to begin on April 17, 2021. FC Dallas' preseason schedule includes friendlies against two USL Championship teams: OKC Energy FC and Austin Bold FC.

Prior to FC Dallas' voluntary training sessions beginning on March 3, players began reporting on Feb. 22 to begin a non-mandatory league-required seven-day quarantine period before player physicals. Players who completed their quarantine had the opportunity to participate in voluntary player workouts or group training sessions provided that each player had conducted medical exams and testing.

The team will hold an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, March 13 before hosting OKC Energy on Saturday, March 20 on AdvoCare Field 1 and Austin Bold FC on Wednesday, March 24 at Toyota Stadium. Any additional preseason matches will be communicated at a later date.

Due to health and safety protocols, media access to the training facilities continues to be prohibited. All training sessions and friendlies will be closed to the public and media per MLS policy. The FC Dallas Media and Communications team will provide b-roll, soundbites and imagery on the MLS Imagen Media Asset Platform.

FC Dallas' 2021 MLS SuperDraft picks Nicky Hernandez, Colin Shutler and Thibaut Jacquel will join the team for preseason training while Mark Salas and Giovanni Montesdeoca will continue to compete for University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill before reporting to the club in late May.

The league's 26th season kicks off on Saturday, April 17. More information about FC Dallas season' opener, schedule and media credentials will be released at a later date.

2021 FC Dallas Preseason Matches Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (CT)

Sat. March 13 Intrasquad Scrimmage AdvoCare Field 1 11:00 AM

Sat. March 20 vs. OKC Energy FC AdvoCare Field 1 2:00 PM

Wed. March 24 vs. Austin Bold FC Toyota Stadium 1:00 PM

All times are Central and subject to change

2021 FC Dallas roster (as of March 1, 2021)

Goalkeepers (3): Jimmy Maurer, Phelipe Megiolaro, Kyle Zobeck

Defenders (7): Bressan, Nkosi Burgess, Matt Hedges, Ryan Hollingshead, José Martínez, Eddie Munjoma, Johnny Nelson

Midfielders (10): Bryan Acosta, Edwin Cerrillo, Kalil ElMedkhar, Paxton Pomykal, Andrés Ricaurte, Thomas Roberts, Thiago Santos, Tanner Tessmann, Ema Twumasi, Freddy Vargas

Forwards (5): Jesús Ferreira, Franco Jara, Jáder Obrian, Ricardo Pepi, Dante Sealy

On loan (2): Justin Che (FC Bayern Munich), Brandon Servania (SKN St. Pölten)

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