FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 4, 2022) – FC Dallas has signed defender and 2018 MLS SuperDraft pick Ema Twumasi to a new three-year contract with club options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Twumasi, 24, appeared in a career-high 23 matches, including 19 starts, in FC Dallas’ backline during the 2021 season. The converted right back has appeared in 30 overall MLS matches for FC Dallas since 2018 and has recorded one assist. He made his MLS debut on July 7, 2018 on the road against Real Salt Lake. Twumasi appeared in his first MLS Cup Playoff match as a sub vs. the Portland Timbers on November 22, 2020. He scored the game-winning penalty in the eighth round of the penalty shootout to help FC Dallas advance to the MLS Cup Quarterfinals following a 1-1 draw in regulation.
Twumasi also had loan stints with Oklahoma City Energy (2018) and Austin Bold FC (2019 and 2020). During his time with Austin Bold, Twumasi scored five goals in 33 appearances and helped the Bold clinch a 2019 USL Championship playoff spot.
Twumasi scored 16 goals and recorded 11 assists in two seasons at Wake Forest University before signing a Generations adidas contract with MLS and entering the MLS SuperDraft. Twumasi was selected by FC Dallas 11th overall in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft. He was part of the Right to Dream Academy in Atimpoku, Ghana along with former FC Dallas teammate Francis Atuahene. The Right to Dream Academy has created opportunities for African youth players since 1999 by focusing on teamwork, community service and academics through soccer.
Name: Ema Twumasi
Pronunciation: Ee-ma Two-ma-see
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DOB: May 18, 1997 (24)
College: Wake Forest University
Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Transaction: FC Dallas has signed defender Ema Twumasi to a new three-year contract with club options for the 2025 and 2026 seasons.