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FC Dallas Signs Homegrown Defender Kris Reaves

January 10, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FRISCO, TEXAS - FC Dallas has signed defender Kris Reaves to a Homegrown contract, becoming the 20th Homegrown player and 22nd Academy product signed by the club.

The 6-foot-2, 160-pound center back started 34 games for the University of Portland over the past two seasons after transferring from Wake Forest University prior to his junior year. In two seasons with the Demon Deacons, Reaves started all 41 games leading Wake Forest to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances and earned All-ACC Freshman honors.

Reaves joined the FC Dallas Academy in 2012 and was a member of the U-18 Academy team with fellow Homegrown Kellyn Acosta. He played with the U-18s and saw time with the FC Dallas Reserve team for two seasons before his college career. Prior to joining FCD, he played captured the 2012 Georgia State Championship at Lambert High School just outside Atlanta.

Full Name: Kris Reaves

Pronunciation: KRIS REE-ves

Date of Birth: Nov. 10, 1995 (22)

Hometown: Duluth, Georgia

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Height: 6-2

Weight: 160

Position: Defender

Country: USA

Transaction: FC Dallas signs Homegrown defender Kris Reaves

About FC Dallas

A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group. The professional team plays from March to November at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre Toyota Soccer Center also includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields and is also home to the organization's nationally-renowned youth development system.

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