2022 Season

FC Dallas Re-Signs Homegrown Jesús Ferreira as a Young Designated Player


FRISCO, Texas (Jan. 18, 2022) ­– FC Dallas has signed Homegrown forward Jesús Ferreira to a new four-year contract with a club option for the 2026 season, the club announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Ferreira will occupy a Young Designated Player spot.

Ferreira started 26 games for FC Dallas over the 2021 MLS season and recorded a career-high eight goals and nine assists. He earned MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week honors on three occasions over the campaign. In all, Ferreira has made 81 MLS appearances since debuting in 2017 and tallied 18 goals and 16 assists.

Internationally, Ferreira has scored two goals and added three assists from his five caps with the U.S. Men’s National Team since becoming a U.S. citizen on Dec. 16, 2019. He made his senior team debut in the 1-0 win against Costa Rica on Feb. 1, 2020. Ferreira also scored his first international brace and added three assists in the 7-0 shutout win against Trinidad and Tobago on January 31, 2021. He appeared in the two World Cup Qualifying matches against Mexico and Jamaica in November.

Ferreira made his MLS debut on June 3, 2017 vs. Real Salt Lake at 16 years and 161 days old and scored his first professional goal in the 89th minute. Ferreira is the youngest player in club history to debut and score a goal.

Ferreira first joined the FC Dallas Academy at the age of eight, when his father, former MLS MVP David Ferreira, signed with FC Dallas in February 2009. Ferreira was part of the FC Dallas U-16 Academy team that won the 2015-16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Championship and the 2017 Dallas Cup Super Group. David and Jesús are the first father and son duo to both be Designated Players in MLS history.

Name: Jesús Ferreira
Connect with Jesús: TwitterInstagram
Position: Forward
No. 27
Height: 5-8
Weight: 140
Date of Birth: December 24, 2000 (21)
Birthplace: Santa Marta, Colombia
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Citizenship: United States
Transaction: FC Dallas signs Jesús Ferreira as a Young Designated Player through the 2025 with a club option for the 2026 season.