Paxton Pomykal - FC Dallas
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FC Dallas sign 16-year-old Homegrown midfielder Paxton Pomykal

Update (Friday, Sept. 9 -- 12:20 pm ET) 

FC Dallas made it official on Friday morning, tweeting out confirmation that they have signed Pomykal as the 15th Homegrown player in club history. 

Original text (Thursday, Sept. 8 -- 3:35 pm ET) 

The academy pipeline at FC Dallas is showing no signs of drying up, with The Dallas Morning News reporting Thursday that the team had signed 16-year-old midfielder Paxton Pomykal as the 15th Homegrown Player in club history.

Pomykal also tweeted out the news from his personal account:


Pomykal would be the second-youngest player to sign for Dallas after Alejandro Zendejas, who recently transferred to Chivas Guadajalara. He was highlighted by MLSsoccer.com as one of the best players at the 2016 Generation adidas Cup earlier this year.

Though a career in Europe may well have been an option for Pomykal, a Dallas-area native, he chose to sign for his hometown team instead of following the example of the likes of Christian Pulisic and pursuing a career abroad from a young age.

"The dream was to play pro soccer initially, wherever it may be," Pomykal is quoted as saying in the report. "But over the past few years I've kind of known it was going to be here and that I wanted it to be here. Dreams evolve. For this to come true is unbelievable.

"I'm from here. This is the pro team here and I've always come to games and supported them. It's unbelievable to be here and have young kids dreaming to be pros watching me now. Hopefully I stay here a while and have a nice career."