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FC Dallas Signs Honduran Midfielder Bryan Acosta

January 8, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

Frisco, Texas - FC Dallas has signed central midfielder Bryan Acosta from Spanish second-division side Tenerife as a Designated Player. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed. He will be added to the roster and occupy an international spot pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate.

"Acosta is a player we've had our eye on for some time," said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. "This is a player whose ceiling is incredibly high in the central midfield and with a lot of international experience under his belt at just 25 years old, he'll bring an immediate impact to our club in 2019."

Acosta, 25, started his professional career with Honduran first division team, Real España in 2013. He appeared in 129 matches in four seasons, scoring 19 goals. He was part of the team that won the 2013 Apertura that qualified them for the 2014-2015 Concacaf Champions League, where he appeared in four games.

In 2017, Acosta signed with Spanish second-division team Tenerife and has appeared in 47 games in two seasons, tallying five goals and six assists in 3,437 minutes. Acosta has also appeared in the Copa del Rey competition with Tenerife for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons, scoring one goal in four matches overall.

He was a part of the 2018 World Cup Qualifying team for Honduras with five appearances as Los Catrachosmissed out on a World Cup bid in the intercontinental playoff with Australia. Acosta has amassed 33 caps for Honduran National Team since his first call-up in 2013.

Name: Bryan Acosta

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Position: Midfielder

DOB: November 24, 1993 (25)

Hometown: La Ceiba, Honduras

Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras

Height: 5-8

Weight: 161

Transaction: FC Dallas signs midfielder Bryan Acosta.

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