Say what you want about the first team, they keep bringing in young and talented players. After sending five players to the U-20 World Cup, yesterday FC Dallas announced their first ever Academy signing of midfielder Bryan Leyva yesterday.
A 17-year-old who was born in Mexico, Leyva has been a part of the Dallas Academy for over a year, joining in June 2008. He's lived in the U.S. since 2000, and while he does hold U.S. residency, he is currently on duty with the U-17 Mexican national team. Leyva is ineligible to appear for FC Dallas in a league match under the new rules for Academy players and as a result won't count against the roster limit.
What do you think of the move by Dallas? Will the influx of youth help the team improve next season? Can it get better next year for the club? Share your thoughts below.