Eddie Munjoma - FC Dallas - Homegrown signing
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FC Dallas sign Eddie Munjoma as Homegrown after All-American career at SMU

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FC Dallas have signed defender Eddie Munjoma as the 27th Homegrown Player in club history, the club announced Monday.

Munjoma, 21, is under contract through 2022, with club options up until 2025. Munjoma spent the last four years at Southern Methodist University, where he scored 12 goals and added 22 assists across 66 appearances.

“Eddie is part of a special generation of players in this country, ranging from ages 17-23, because the Academy kicked off at the right time,” said FC Dallas president Dan Hunt in a statement. “He is also the first FC Dallas Academy product to get a college education while playing soccer all four years, graduate and then sign a contract. This moment is something my brother and I have been talking about, so it’s special to have him join FC Dallas.”

Munjoma joined the FCD Academy in 2011 and helped their U-16 side win a 2015 Development Academy national championship. A four-year starter for the Mustangs, Munjoma was named as the 2019 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior, he was also named a First Team All-American by United Soccer Coaches and was a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist.

“It feels amazing coming back to the club where I grew as a player and grew as a man,” Munjoma said. “Obviously, I wanted to wait to finish school and get an education but it’s an exciting homecoming and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

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