FRISCO, TX (Feb. 10, 2022) – FC Dallas has acquired left back Marco Farfan from Los Angeles FC in exchange for defender Ryan Hollingshead, the club announced today.
Farfan, 23, joins FC Dallas after spending one season with LAFC, where he appeared in a career-high 29 matches for the club, including 21 starts. He started his professional career with the Portland Timbers after signing as the club’s first Homegrown player on Oct. 14, 2016. He played 34 regular season matches across three seasons for the Timbers.
Farfan was part of the 2020 Portland Timbers team to win the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Fla. He’s been called up to various U.S. National Team camps, including the U.S. Men’s National Team camp in December 2020. He made his senior team debut in the 6-0 win against El Salvador on Dec. 9.
Hollingshead, 30, leaves FC Dallas after 222 appearances for the club across all competitions, accumulating 20 goals and 12 assists throughout eight seasons. The 2017 MLS Works Humanitarian of the Year joined FC Dallas in 2014 and was part of the team that won both the 2016 MLS Supporters’ Shield and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
“We are so grateful for the contributions Ryan has made to FC Dallas and to our DFW community during his time here,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “He’s truly one of the all-time great guys to play for our club.”
Hollingshead played at UCLA throughout his college career, scoring 16 goals and 21 assists in 81 appearances, and was named Pac-12 Player of the Year in 2012. He was selected by FC Dallas as the 20th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft but declined Dallas’ pick to help his brother fulfill a promise and build a church in his hometown of Sacramento. Once the church was complete, Hollingshead signed with FC Dallas in 2014 and made his professional debut on May 31 in a 2-1 loss at San Jose Earthquakes.
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