Texas MLS, USL and NWSL roster updates (final preseason edition)

Since the MLS season begins on Saturday March 3rd, this will be the final preseason roster update.  I will provide individual links to the final regular season rosters for all teams immediately prior to the start of their respective regular seasons.

Listed below are the current rosters for all teams with updates announced this week highlighted.  Links to the transaction announcements are included if you are interested in learning more about the players.

Preseason activities

  • FC Dallas, who began CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) play with a 1-0 loss to Tauro FC in Panama on Wednesday night, train in Frisco in preparation for the return CCL Round of 16 match against Tauro at Toyota Stadium this Wednesday.  Their MLS regular season opens three days later with a home match against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 3rd.
  • Houston Dynamo play for the “Championship” of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup in Tucson against New England Revolution on Saturday.  The Dynamo open the MLS regular season at home against Atlanta United on Saturday, March 3rd.
  • Columbus Crew play their final match of the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, SC on Saturday against Minnesota United.  The Crew open MLS play on the road against defending champion Toronto FC on Saturday, March 3.
  • On Saturday Rio Grande Valley FC plays an exhibition game against Honduran side Motagua FC, who remain in the Valley for a few days after a 1-0 loss to Club Tijuana in the first-leg of the CCL Round of 16 series played in Edinburg on Thursday.  The Toros regular season begins at home against St. Louis FC on March 16.
  • San Antonio FC will play split-squad preseason matches against St. Edwards University and UT Rio Grande Valley FC on Saturday.  The regular season begins on the road against Sacramento United on March 17.
  • The Houston Dash began preseason training this week.  They open the regular season at home on March 26 against Chicago Red Stars.


FC Dallas

Current Week

February 21:  Signed GK Kyle Zobeck (previously with New York Cosmos-NASL)


Current FC Dallas Roster (30)  (Player additions since end of the 2017 bold) 

11-Homegrown (HG), 9 International (INT), 3 Designated Players (DP), 3 Generation Adidas (GA) (player additions since end of the 2017 season in bold)

Goalkeepers: (2)

Jesse Gonzalez (HG), Jimmy Maurer, Kyle Zobek

Defenders: (8)

Reggie Cannon (HG), Jordan Cano (HG), Anibal Chala (INT) (LOANED), Maynor Figueroa (INT), Matt Hedges, Anton Nedyalkov (INT), Kris Reaves (HG), Reto Ziegler (INT)

Midfielders: (11)

Kellyn Acosta (HG), Michael Barrios (INT), Mauro Diaz, Carlos Gruezo (INT) (DP), Jacori Hayes, Ryan Hollingshead, Roland Lamah, Santiago Mosquera (INT), (DP), Paxton Pomykal (HG), Brandon Servania (HG), Victor Ulloa (HG)

Forwards: (8)

Tesho Akindele, Francis Atuahene (INT) (GA)  Cristian Colman (INT) (DP), Jesus Ferreira (HG), Adonijah Reid (HG), Bryan Reynolds (HG), Ema Twumasi (INT) (GA)  Maxi Urruti

Houston Dynamo

Current Week


Current Houston Roster (24)  (Player additions since end of the 2017 bold)

1-Homegrown (HG), 8-International (INT), 2-Designated Players (DP) (player additions since end of the 2017 season in bold)

Goalkeepers: (2)

Chris Seitz, Joe Willis

Defenders: (9)

DaMarcus Beasley, Alejandro Fuenmayor (INT), AJ DeLaGarza, Kevin Garcia, Leonardo, Adolfo Machado (INT), George Malki, Dylan Remick, Philippe Senderos (INT)

Midfielders: (9)

Eric Alexander, Arturo AlvarezEric Bird, Juan David Cabezas (INT), Darwin Ceren, Oscar Boniek Garcia, Tomas Martinez (INT) (DP), Memo Rodriguez (HG), Charlie Ward (INT)

Forwards: (4)

Alberth Elis (INT) (DP), Mauro Manotas, Romell Quioto (INT), Andrew Wenger

Columbus Crew

Current Week


Current Columbus Roster (26)  (Player additions since end of the 2017 bold)

2-Homegrown (HG),  9-International (INT), 3-Designated Players (DP) 1 Generation Adidas (GA) (player additions since end of the 2017 season in bold)

Goalkeepers: (3)

Jon Kempin, Logan Ketterer, Zack Steffen

Defenders: (8)

Lalas Abubakar (INT), Harrison Afful (INT), Alex Crognale (HG), Connor Maloney, Jonathan Mensah (INT) (DP), Gaston Sauro, Milton Valenzuela (INT) (DP), Josh Williams

Midfielders: (12)

Mohammed Abu (INT), Artur (INT), Ricardo Clark, Mike Grella, Niko Hansen, Federico Higuain (DP), Hector Jimenez, Cristian Martinez (INT), Justin Meram, Pedro Santos (INT) (DP), Eduardo Sosa (INT), Wil Trapp (HG)

Forwards: (3)

Adam Jahn, Edward Opoku (GA)Gyasi Zardes


Rio Grande Valley FC

Current Week


Defender Manny Padilla, who was a Houston Dynamo 4th round draft pick, announced on his Twitter page that he had signed a contract with RGV FC on Thursday.

Current Rio Grande Valley Roster (10) (Player additions since end of the 2017 bold)

Goalkeepers: (2)

Nico Corti, Matt Sanchez

Defenders: (4)

Kyle Adams, Conor Donovan, Kai Greene, Omar Ontiveros

Midfielders: (2)

Nicolas Perea, Todd Wharton

Forwards: (2)

Jesus Enriquez, Francisco Pungo

San Antonio FC

Current Week

February 23:  Signed midfielder Sonny Guadarrama


Current San Antonio Roster (23) (Player additions since end of the 2017 season bold)

Goalkeepers: (3)

Matt Cardone, Lee Johnston, Diego Restrepo

Defenders: (5)

Chris Christian, Greg Cochrane, Cyprian Hedrick, Darnell King, Stephen McCarthy

Midfielders: (11)

Ethan Bryant, Rafa Castillo, Jose Escalante, Omar Gordon, Sonny GuadarramaMikey Lopez, Pecka, Connor Presley, Maxi Rodriquez, Ryan Roushandel, Kris Tyrpak

Forwards: (4)

Alex Bruce, Cesar Elizando, Ever Guzman, Mike Seth


Houston Dash

Current Week


Current Dash Roster (25) (Player additions since end of the 2017 season bold)

Goalkeepers: (3)

Jane Campbell, Bianca Henninger, Sammy Joe Prudhomme

Defenders: (8)

Amber Brooks, Clair Falknor, Cami Levin, Lotta Okvist (INT), Cami Privett, Cari Roccaro, Alison Wetherington, Janine van Wyk (INT)

Midfielders: (5)

Amber Brooks, Michaela Hahn, Caity Heap, Kristie Mewis, Linda Motlhalo (INT)

Forwards: (9)

Lindsay Agnew, Rachel Daly (INT), Savannah JordanThembi Kgatlana (INT), Kealia Ohai, Christen Press, Nichele Prince, Kyah Simon (INT), Tiffany Weimer

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