The 17-year-old Academy product joins FC Dallas as the club’s league-tying 35th Homegrown
FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2022) – FC Dallas has signed defender and Academy product Nolan Norris to a three-year contract with club options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons, the club announced today. Per team policy, additional terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
“I'm blessed, since I joined the academy at the age of 12 this is something I've envisioned since that day,” Nolan Norris said. “And for this to come true, it's just a testament to the hard work and all the support my coaches, teammates and everybody that's put into me. And the hard work starts now. So I’m really excited.”
Norris, 17, joined the FC Dallas Academy at 12 years old in 2017 and currently plays for the FC Dallas U-19 Academy team. Norris, the oldest of six siblings, was part of the U-13 Academy team that won the 2018 Dallas Cup. He also won the 2019 Bayern Adidas Campus Cup.
Norris made his professional debut for North Texas SC, FC Dallas’ MLS NEXT Pro affiliate club, in the 1-0 win against Earthquakes II on April 17, 2022. He started in five out of ten matches for the club, playing 510 minutes in 2022.
Norris has been called up to various United States National Team youth camps, recently earning calls ups to the U-19. Norris was part of the U.S. U-19 team that won the Slovenia Nations Cup in September 2022.
Norris is the 35th Homegrown Player signed in FC Dallas history, tying the league record with Real Salt Lake.