FC Dallas signs winger Kalil ElMedkhar to a two-year contract with club options for the 2023, 2024 and 2025 season on Jan. 14, 2021.
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2021: ElMedkhar appeared in six matches and played a total of 118 minutes in the MLS regular season for FC Dallas. Although not playing much in the first team, ElMedkhar was a key player for North Texas SC. He appeared and started in 14 matches and played 1,108 minutes in USL League One. Led the team with five assists while also finding the back of the net in four different occasions throughout the year. Scored his first professional goal in the 28th minute of the match vs. Greenville Triumph SC on June 13 in a 3-0 win. ElMedkhar provided the assist in Gibran Rayo’s game winner vs. Fort Lauderdale CF on October 17. Was also named on the USL League One Team of the Week in six different occasions, weeks 10, 14, 19, 24, 26, and 28.
ElMedkhar, 21, joined Philadelphia’s YSC Academy in 2013 and graduated in 2017. He was part of the largest graduating class, along with former Union player Mark McKenzie. ElMedkhar played two seasons with USL League Two side Reading United AC, where he recorded five goals and three assists in 22 appearances overall.
ElMedkhar played collegiate soccer at the University of Kentucky. He appeared in 66 matches for the Kentucky Wildcats and recorded 20 goals and 21 assists throughout his college career. He was named to United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region First Team and All-C-USA First Team in 2018 and 2019, as well as to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2019. Prior to the start of his junior year season, ElMedkhar was also named C-USA Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year, to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and the C-USA Preseason Team.