FC Dallas in Poland: Final two days

An FC Dallas team made up of mostly Under-15 Pre Academy players is currently in Poland touring the country while playing games against Polish sides. For more information on the trip, click here.

Thank you to FCD U15 assistant coach Jesse Suarez for the updates!

Click here for a gallery of pictures from the games against MKS Blekitni Wronki - click here for day 1 & day 2 updates - click here for day 3 & day 4 updates - click here for day 5 & 6 updates

By Jesse Suarez

Day 9: 

Saturday, May 4

We started the day with a two and a half hour drive back to the training facilities of Wronki. The boys started very quickly out of the gate. Sebastian Gordillo struck a 25 yard shot in the upper 90 to make the game 1-0 in favor of FCD in just the first minute. Lech Poznan kept an aggressive attack throughout the first half and found the back of the net in the 39th minute when Gras Ernest scored. The second half became a counter attack battle and saw even possession from both teams, but neither team could find the final touch and the game ended at 1-1.

FC Dallas 96' Pre Academy-1

Lech Poznan - 1

FC Dallas XI: Charlie Furrer, Livano Salas (Jeff Withers 56' ), Ryan Jakszta, Antonio Trespalacios, Clay Ritterhaus, Brent Mandelkorn,  Reese Schattle, Martin Salas, Sergio Lara (Kody Korleski 60), Sebastian Gordillo, Christian Ramirez



1' Sebastián Gordillo


39' Gras Ernest


The 97's and Lech Poznan played hard to a 0-0 draw in the last game of the week

FC Dallas 97' Pre Academy - 0

Lech Poznan 97's(First place in Polish league) - 0

FC Dallas XI: Matthew Karasinski, Eric Davies, Phillip Ponder, Pablo Ocampo, Alex Lim, Irving Dominguez,  Jason Saco-Vertiz, Bernie Zuazua (Joel Avilez 35) (Duncan James 54),  Weston McKennie, Richard Tapia (Daniel Kiser 35) (Teague Loughmen 62),  Alejandro Martinez

Right after the game, we drove to the Lech Poznan professional game. This was a game in which Lech won 1-0. It was an amazing experience for both the players and staff. We saw their ultra fans at their best and the atmosphere couldn't have been better!


Day 10:

Sunday, May 5

We are now heading back to the States. We will start with a 2 hour drive to Poznan, followed by a 2 hour flight to Munich, Germany. We then had a 9 hour flight to Chicago. From Chicago, we finished our journey back home into Dallas!

On behalf of FC Dallas,  the players, parents, and coaching staff, we would like to thank the following people for their great hospitality and welcoming us to their beautiful country! Without them our visit would not have been the same!


Przemek Graczyk

Piotr Kocinski

Joanna Wrotek

Dawid Wrotek

Marek Bojarski

Ewa Bojarski

Filip Bojarski

Andrzej Gryciuk

Maryla Gryciuk

Kamil Gryciuk

Zbigniew Jakubczyk

Zygi "Bus Driver"

Zbigniew Witkowski


Thank you and WE will never forget you guys!