FC Dallas signs Acosta, record-tying seventh Homegrown Player

FC Dallas signs Acosta, record-tying seventh Homegrown Player

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FC Dallas signs Acosta, record-tying seventh Homegrown Player

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FC Dallas' academy has produced yet another first-team player.

FCD signed U.S. Under-18 midfielder Kellyn Acosta as its seventh Homegrown Player, matching Toronto FC for the most in the league since the inception of the rule. 

Acosta, previously a member of the U.S. U-17 residency program, will not join the club's first team until next season. In addition to playing for FC Dallas' youth sides, he has logged time with the club's reserves this season, scoring a goal against Houston.

"Kellyn is a very gifted player," FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said in a statement. "We see him as a player that may start off as a defender, but eventually he will make his way into the midfield. He brings a lot of athleticism. He is a two-way player and he seems to be a very courageous player."

Acosta joins the likes of Moises Hernandez (currently on loan to Guatemalan club Comunicaciones), Bryan Leyva, Ruben Luna, Jonathan Top, Richard Sanchez and Victor Ulloa as players to graduate to the first team from the FCD academy.

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