FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2022) – FC Dallas has signed winger Alan Velasco as a Young Designated Player for a club record fee from Independiente. The Argentine winger signed a four-year contract with a club option for the 2026 season. Velasco will occupy an international roster slot and will be added to the roster pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
“Alan Velasco is an incredibly special talent,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt. “You don't often get a chance to bring a young player that's at the top of the league. He's incredibly dynamic, he beats people off the dribble. He's a great passer and the creative way he approaches the game is special and unique. It will be really exciting to see him in Major League Soccer with his ability and style of play.”
Velasco, 19, joins FC Dallas after spending his entire soccer career in Argentina’s first-division side Club Atlético Independiente. He joined the Independiente Academy in 2012 and moved up to the first team in 2019 at 16 years old. Velasco made his professional debut in the second leg of Copa Sudamericana on May 28, 2019 against Colombia’s Águilas Doradas, playing against current FC Dallas winger Jáder Obrian. He’s scored 10 goals and recorded 10 assists in 71 appearances across all competitions. He recently appeared in two Torneo de Verano matches and scored two goals in the 3-1 win against Talleres Córdoba.
Velasco has been called up to Argentina’s youth national teams, including the U-15 and U-17 squads. He was part of the U-17 team that won the South American U-17 Championship in 2019.
Name: Alan Agustín Velasco
Connect with Alan: Instagram
Weight: 139 lbs.
Date of Birth: July 27, 2002 (19)
Birthplace: Quilmes, Argentina
Hometown: Quilmes, Argentina
Transaction: FC Dallas signs winger Alan Velasco as a Young Designated player through the 2025 season with club option for 2026 season.