FRISCO, Texas (Friday, Aug. 2) – FC Dallas has loaned forward Bradlee Baladez to NASL side, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, the club announced today.
Baladez began training with Fort Lauderdale today in preparation for the team’s fall season, which opens on August 3 in New York against the Cosmos. A native of Mesquite, Texas, Baladez joins FC Dallas teammate Richard Sanchez, who was loaned to the Strikers on July 23.
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Signed to a Homegrown contract on Dec. 19, 2012, Baladez has logged 485 minutes with the FC Dallas Reserves this season. He netted his first goal for the reserves in a match against the Montreal Impact Reserves on June 4, 2013.
Baladez made his MLS debut in Dallas’ last match, a 0-0 draw against Montreal on July 20. The 21-year-old forward played the final 23 minutes after coming on for Je-Vaughn Watson.