Bayern Munich will play host to six FC Dallas players who are set to train with the club during the MLS offseason.
The two clubs signed a player-development partnership three years ago that saw US international Chris Richards move to the Bundesliga last season.
Richards has gone on to make 11 appearances for Bayern’s senior team in the Bundesliga and Champions League, and has registered two assists.
And now, six more youngsters will get an opportunity to train with the treble winners and rub shoulders with Hansi Flick’s men.
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) January 6, 2021
Edwin Cerrillo, Justin Che, Ricardo Pepi, Dante Sealy, Brandon Servania, and Thomas Roberts will train in Munich from 6-29 January, both clubs confirmed on Wednesday.
All six are between the ages of 17 and 21, and most of them have experience with North Texas SC, FC Dallas’ reserve team that plays in USL League One (third division).
Last week, ESPN claimed that FC Dallas midfielder Tanner Tessmann would train with Bayern, but there has been no update on his plans.
The report said: “if the 19-year-old is included in either the U.S. Soccer’s national team or U23 camp later this month, he would travel to Germany shortly after.”
Nevertheless, the six FC Dallas youngsters will be looking forward to their time in Bavaria. For Bayern, there’s even a potential of signing one or many of these players in the future, as they did with Chris Richards.
Other doors might also open for these players for additional opportunities down the road to train and be scouted by other clubs in Germany and all over Europe.