Frisco, Texas (November 13, 2023) — FC Dallas forward Bernard Kamungo received a call-up to the United States Men’s Olympic Team for the upcoming friendlies against Iraq on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Morocco on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain.
Kamungo made his United States debut on October 11, where he assisted the game-winning goal in the 90th minute against Mexico. Kamungo assisted the United States’ second goal in the United States 4-1 win against Japan on October 17.
MLS NEXT Pro side North Texas SC signed Kamungo on March 25, 2021 after he attended an open tryout. After playing 52 matches with North Texas, Kamungo signed a four-year contract with FC Dallas on August 30, 2022. Kamungo, who was born in Kasulu, Tanzania, moved to the United States as a 14-year-old refugee with his family in 2016 and settled in Abilene, Texas as a 14-year-old. Kamungo became a U.S. citizen on May 24,2022, making him eligible to represent the United States.
In 2023, Kamungo placed No.19 in Major League Soccer’s 22 Under 22. Kamungo featured in 16 MLS regular season matches, scoring six times and leads all MLS players with at least six goals in goals/90 minutes (1.1). Kamungo played in all four Leagues Cup games, scoring the opening goal against Charlotte FC and the second goal against Inter Miami CF in the Round of 16 match. In his first MLS Cup Playoff start, Kamungo assisted Dallas’ first goal scored by Paul Arriola in FC Dallas’ 3-1 home win against the Seattle Sounders on November 4.