Photographer: Anthony Chiang
Grooming: Barbara Guillaume, Joanna Hathcock, and Mike Evans
Styling: Kathryn Knox
Assistant Stylist: Lindsey Higgins
Acosta signed a Homegrown contract with FC Dallas on July 12, 2012.
2014: Started the 2014 season as the starting right back for FC Dallas… Helped the team to a 3-0-1 start before suffering a minor injury against Portland on 3/29… Recorded his first career assist in that 2-1 win against Timbers FC at Toyota Stadium… Sat out two matches before returning to the lineup in a 2-1 win against Toronto FC on April 19… Suffered a patella avulsion fracture during training on April 25 and missed the next 21 games (across all competitions)… Returned to the lineup on Aug. 16 and helped Dallas to its biggest road win in franchise history, a 5-0 victory against San Jose… Saw time at right back, left back and center midfield throughout the year… Finished the season with a career high in games played (15)… 2013: Enjoyed a breakthrough year, making his first MLS appearance for FC Dallas just 10 days after his 18th birthday, a 3-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC in front of 39,360 fans at CenturyLink Field (the match doubled as fellow Texan Clint Dempsey’s announcement of his return to MLS)… Made his professional debut in a friendly match versus Stoke City FC at Toyota Stadium on 7/27… Started nine consecutive MLS matches from 8/11 to 10/5… Surpassed Ruben Luna’s record (663) for minutes played by an FC Dallas Homegrown player… Became first FC Dallas Homegrown player to surpass the 1,000 minute mark on 10/26 versus San Jose… Scored one goal for the FC Dallas Reserves in 517 minutes of action. 2012: In MLS Reserve League action, Acosta logged 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to the Houston Dynamo Reserves on June 16… The young midfielder netted a goal in the 31st minute of that match. Finished the season with 270 minutes played for the FC Dallas Reserves.
2014: Was called in to represent the U.S. U-20 National Team multiple times… Played in two games, logging 180 minutes total… Has six total caps with the U.S. U-20 National Team… 2013: Began the year with the U.S. U-18 National Team during a seven-day camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla… Called up to the U.S. U-20 National Team for the Toulon Tournament in France 5/28 through 6/8… Saw 207 minute of action in the tournament versus Colombia, Congo DR and Korea Republic… Named to the U.S. U-20 roster for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup on 6/7… Played nine minutes in a 3-1 win against Portugal in a pre-tournament tune-up on 6/14 but did not see time in the three Group Stage matches during the World Cup. 2012: Acosta appeared in the 2012 Lisbon International Tournament under U.S. U-18 head coach Javier Perez. There, Acosta saw 135 minutes of action for the U.S. U-18 squad, which went 0-1-2 against Poland, Slovakia and Portugal.
2012: Acosta started 27 of the 28 games he played for the FC Dallas U-16 Development Academy team... He scored nine times for the 12-4-8 side, which advanced to U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy Playoffs… Also played up with FC Dallas’ U-18 team eight times, logging a total of 907 minutes… The team went 20-3-1 during the 2011-12 season, was 3-0-0 in U.S.S.D.A. Playoffs and claimed U.S. Soccer’s 2012 U-18 Development Academy championship.