HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on June 21, 2019.
Pepi is a talented, young striker who led USL League One with seven goals before signing a first-team contract in 2019. The 16-year-old is a tall, rangy player who has an excellent finishing touch and will look to keep developing as a professional in 2019.
INTERNATIONAL: Eligible for both the U.S. and Mexico National Teams, he played in the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship and helped the U.S. reach the final by scoring three goals before falling to Mexico in overtime.
OUTSIDE MLS: Pepi, 16, recorded his first FC Dallas assist while on a short-term loan for Dallas in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match against OKC Energy FC on June 12. He is the leading USL League One goal scorer with seven goals in six matches for North Texas SC (as of June 21, 2019).
ACADEMY: Pepi first joined to the FCD Academy in 2016 from the club’s youth affiliate in his native El Paso. During the 2016-17 Academy season, he appeared in 15 games and scored 18 goals for U-13 Academy team and scored 12 goals in 13 appearances for the U-14 Academy. For the 2017-2018 season, Pepi moved up to the U-16s, where he appeared in 14 games and scored five goals.
NOTES: First signing in North Texas SC history.