HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by FC Dallas as a Homegrown Player on November 17, 2016. Signed a new four-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money on December 10, 2019.
The son of former MLS MVP David Ferreira, Jesus is the youngest player ever to sign with FC Dallas. Ferreira first joined the FC Dallas Academy at the age of eight, when his father signed with FC Dallas in February of 2009. He enjoyed a breakout campaign last season, scoring a team-best eight goals with six assists in 33 games, including 29 starts.
YOUTH: Ferreira was part of the Under-16 FC Dallas Academy team that won the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championship after going 23-2-0 during the regular season. Since joining the FC Dallas Academy in 2013, Ferreira found the back of the net 48 times in 50 starts.
INTERNATIONAL: Ferreira was granted a waiver by FIFA that made him eligible to compete for the US men's national team after becoming an American citizen in December. He made his debut in an international friendly against Costa Rica on Feb. 1. Previously he was in camp with the US Under-17 national team and the U-20 camp.