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FC Dallas sign US youth international Justin Che to Homegrown deal

Justin Che signs - FC Dallas


FC Dallas have signed US youth international defender Justin Che to a Homegrown contract, the club announced Friday. Che is FCD's 30th Homegrown signing, the most in MLS.

Che, 16, has started all 10 matches played by Dallas' USL League One affiliate North Texas SC this season. The defender joined FCD's academy in 2009 and was called into the US U-16 boys national team squad in May of 2019. 

“Justin has been a member of the FC Dallas family since he was six and we’re thrilled to sign him to a first team contract,” FCD president Dan Hunt said in a statement. “We are a club that believes in our young players. This is the lifeblood of FC Dallas.”

Che is the seventh youngest player to sign a professional contract with Dallas in their club's history. 

“I’m very excited to be the 30th Homegrown in FC Dallas history,” said Che. “It hasn’t been an easy journey to get here but it’s one I’m ready to continue. I’m looking forward to what’s coming next.”